NGC-3190 Spiral galaxy in Leo
NGC-3190 is an inclined Type SA spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Leo, midway between the stars Gamma and Zeta in the "Sickle". It lies 80 million light years from Earth and is about 75,000 light years in diameter. NGC-3190 is the brightest member of a group of four galaxies known as Hickson Compact Galaxy Group 44. The other members are NGC-3193, an elliptical galaxy (right, center) NGC-3187, a barred spiral
(just above 3190) and NGC-3185, a type SA spiral (lower left). Both NGC-3190 and 3185 have been distorted by the gravitational reactions between these galaxies.
This image, acquired on February 17, 2018, is a 1 hour integration of 10 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.