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Lesson Tag: Leo

M59 & M60, Elliptical Galaxies

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M59 (NGC 4621) Elliptical Galaxy 12h 42m 02s +11° 38′ 50″ Virgo +9.6 4.5×3.2 arcmin M60 (NGC 4649) Elliptical Galaxy 12h 43m 40s +11° 33′ 10″ Virgo +8.8 6.8×5.5 arcmin Overview We’re tackling these two galaxies together because they are so close to each other that we …

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NGC 2903, Galaxy in Leo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 2903 Mixed Spiral Galaxy 09h 32m 10s +21° 30′ 06″ Leo +8.8 11.9 x 5.3 arcmins Overview We’re finishing our Leo galaxy-fest with this beautiful little world near the head of the Sickle asterism. Yet another William Herschel discovery, this galaxy was first viewed through a …

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M105 and Leo I Galaxies

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M105 Elliptical Galaxy 10h 47m 50s +12° 34′ 54″ Leo +9.3 4.9 x 4.3 arcmins NGC 3384 Elliptical Galaxy 10h 48m 17s +12° 37′ 46″ Leo +9.9 5.2 x 2.4 arcmins NGC 3389 Spiral Galaxy 10h 48m 28s +12° 31′ 59″ Leo +12.0 2.7 x 1.2 arcmins …

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Interacting Galaxies in Leo

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 3226 Elliptical Galaxy 10h 23m 27s +19° 53′ 55″ Leo +11.4 3.1 x 2.3 arcmins NGC 3227 Spiral Galaxy 10h 23m 31s +19° 51′ 54″ Leo +10.7 4.0 x 1.9 arcmins Overview After challenge #1, you should have your ‘eye in’ for seeing galaxies, so we’ll …

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