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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2006

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Lenticular Galaxy (UGC 3939) , Jason Kim

Lenticular Galaxy

This photograph is of a Lenticular Galaxy. This specific Lenticular Galaxy consists of a central bulge but without a disk, while many Lenticular Galaxies have disks. Lenticular Galaxies contain a lens-like appearance. These specific galaxies have appeared to lose their interstellar matter. Lenticulars are named S0 Galaxies and consist of a form found between ellipticals and sprial galaxies in the Hubble sequence classification scheme.

The Lenticular Galaxy is surrounded by many star clusters and bright stars. The Galaxy stands out between all of the stars to contain a sprial formation. By looking closely, one may notice the spiral formation on the outside of the Lenticular Galaxy.

References:
Answers.com http://www.answers.com/topic/lenticular-galaxy

The Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Astronomy, and Spaceflight http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/L/lenticular_galaxy.html

 

Right Ascension (J2000) 07:37:20
Declination (J2000) +19:57:29
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 300 seconds in C, 300 seconds in BVR
Date observed

March 3, 2006 (C)
April 8, 2006 (BVR)