NGC 3049

Telescope: 2.1-meter Cassegrain Reflector, f/2.63
Camera: Custom CCD Imager, 2048 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: 12 minutes each RGB. Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.
Location: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona (Elevation 6880')

Rarely imaged 13th mag sprial galaxy in Leo, apparent size 2.1' x 1.0'. One of the most detailed images of NGC 3049, it has not been imaged by Hubble in visible light. Galaxy SDSS J095447.19+091658.5 m=19.3 to its lower right.


Kitt Peak National Observatory Archive files:

Red: ngc3049_R_dr4.fits
Green: ngc3049_V_dr4.fits
Blue: ngc3049_B_dr4.fits
H-Alpha: ngc3049_HA_dr4.fits
NGC 3049, Rarely imaged 13th mag sprial galaxy in Leo, apparent size 2.1' x 1.0'. One of the most detailed images of NGC 3049, it has not been imaged by Hubble in visible light. Galaxy SDSS J095447.19+091658.5 m=19.3 to its lower right.