NGC 3486 in Leo Minor

NGC 3486 in Leo Minor Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

NGC 3486 is a barred spir­al galaxy loc­ated about 27.4 mil­lion light years away in the con­stel­la­tion of Leo Minor. It’s appar­ent size meas­ures 6.6′ x 4.7′ and it shines at mag 10.5. It has a mor­pho­lo­gic­al clas­si­fic­a­tion of SAB®c, which indic­ates it is a barred spir­al with an inner ring and loosely wound arms. This is a bor­der­line, low-lumin­os­ity Sey­fert galaxy with an act­ive nuc­le­us. How­ever, no radio or X‑ray emis­sion has been detec­ted from the core, and it may only have a small super­massive black hole with less than a mil­lion times the mass of the Sun.

North is down in this deep exposed image, which shows objects faint­er than mag 21.5.

 

[descrip­tion from Wikipedia]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 480:240:160:160 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 3486 

NGC 3486 Galaxy in Leo Minor Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart