Herschel 197 and Messier 105 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 197, also known as NGC 3379 and Messier 105, is a galaxy with classification E1  in the constellation of Leo.  It has a diameter of ~54,000 light-years.  There are a number of additional galaxies in the image.  Towards the edge of the field in the north-east of the first image is NGC 3412 (Herschel 200).  To the east-northeast of Messier 105 is NGC 3371, to the east is NGC 3389, to the south-southwest is NGC 3368 (Messier 96) and to the south-west is NGC 3351 (Messier 95). The images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 70 degrees on 27 February 2017.  The fields of view of the top and bottom images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
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