View Full Version : Leo III completing the series

2007-Jul-21, 10:49 PM
Also known as Leo A (Leo II is Leo B) this is the most distant of the three Leo irregular dwarf galaxies. It is about 2.5 million light years while the other two are less than one third that distance. But it has enough super giants it resolves much like a star cluster. It has a lot of blue giants indicating that even such a small galaxy still has a lot of star formation still going on. See the APOD entry for this galaxy for more info.
The Subaru scope at 8.3 meters can go a "tad" deeper than I can at 0.36 meters!

14" LX200R, L=4x10', RGB=2x10', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

2007-Jul-21, 11:42 PM
A lovely series. I have learned a great deal about building this type of study from your explanations.



2007-Jul-22, 02:02 AM
I agree, a very nice series of images. Well done.


2007-Jul-22, 04:24 AM
Another great shot of the Leo's, Thanks for the info. Clear Skies

2007-Jul-22, 08:46 AM
a great project-so good to see unusual and difficult targets

2007-Jul-22, 09:35 AM
hi Rick,

great image!
I appreciate the pick - it is not often imaged and You did a great job on it.
well, subaru is a tad deeper,...but You gooto look twice, before you can see the difference...(-:
looking forward for your next object!