Herschel 212 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 212, also known as NGC 2859, is a galaxy of classification S0-a in the constellation of Leo Minor.  It has a diameter of ~93,000 light-years.  The bright star to the northwest is magnitude 7.2 SAO 61446 and to the south is magnitude 7.7 SAO 61457. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (120, 120 and 96 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 75 degrees on 5 January 2019. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 June 2019
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