Leo II Galaxy in Leo

Leo II is one of the 24 known members of our local group.It is a spheroidal dwarf galaxy (typed dSph, E0)  with an apparent diameter of 11arc.min. and a magnitude of 12,5mag.

Its real distance is about 700.000 light-years and a star-count in 2007 in NIR with the 8.2m Subaru-Telescope on top of Mauna Kea resulted in over 80.000 stars down to 26th.magnitude.

Leo II was detected first in 1950 by Robert G. Harrington und Albert George Wilson (Mount Palomar/Mount Wilson)


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 11h 13m 29,2s
Decl.: 22° 09′ 17″


image data:

LRGB (480-120-120-120 min),a total of 14.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters Prompt 7

CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you see the dwarf galaxy Leo II in a squared 21,5´arc.min.wide sky-areal in the constellation of Leo.

For full resolution click HERE


Last modified on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 17:11

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