|NGC 3185||Leo||10h18m / +21°41'||2.3' x 1.2'||12.2mag|
|NGC 3187||Leo||10h18m / +21°52'||3.0' x 1.3'||12.9mag|
|NGC 3190||Leo||10h18m / +21°50'||4.4' x 1.5'||11.1mag|
|NGC 3193||Leo||10h18m / +21°53'||1.8' x 1.7'||10.8mag|
|The small galaxy group Hickson 44 (HCG 44) in the constellation Leo on April 6 / 7, 2018.
Hickson 44 is approximately 80 million light-years from Earth. In the center of the image are the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3190 (top) and
the S-shaped spiral galaxy NGC 3187 (bottom). To the right is the elliptical galaxy NGC 3193 and to the left is the spiral galaxy NGC 3185
(source: Wikipedia). For an annotated version of this photograph see the image below.
Fourty-two exposures of 3 minutes at ISO 800 were stacked with no dark frame subtraction with Deep Sky Stacker (resulting in a 2 h 6 min exposure) and further processed in Photoshop.
|Equipment: Canon EOS 450D Baader modified camera, TeleVue Paracorr Type II coma corrector, 16" f/4.5 "Ninja" dobsonian telescope riding on a dual-axis Tom Osypowski equatorial platform, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Lacerta off axis system (field of view comparison: image of the moon with the same equipment).|
Search chart for Hickson 44 (containing NGC 3190 / NGC 3193 et al). Map © 2018 "The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project", www.siaris.net. Map is modified.
The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project map can be downloaded here .