Leo I

Small dwarf galaxy in Leo

Leo I
Leo I

Object Name Leo I
Object Type dwarf galaxy
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Date 10.04.2015
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Newton 16” (400/1800) + Speers Waler 14mm
Seeing 2/5 (good)
Transparency 2/5 (good)
NELM 5,9 mag

Leo I is a dwarf galaxy in Leo constellation. It is also the most distant satellite of Milky Way.
The object is extremely hard to observe because of really low surface brightness and also proximity of Regulus.
You need good dark sky and nice transparency to catch this object. It is one of the small “night challenges”

Clear Sky
Łukasz


4 thoughts on “Small dwarf galaxy in Leo”

  1. Lukasz,

    Great sketch of this very faint dwarf Galaxy!
    I am sure, this was not an easy Object to observe.
    Very well done!

    Per-Jonny.

  2. Lukasz,

    Enjoyed your sketch of the dwarf galaxy and nice star field framing it.

    Cindy

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