UGC 3697 (PGC 20348)
Galaxy in Camelopardalis

RA: 07h 11m Dec: +71 50' Mag: 14.6, Size: 3.2' x 0.4', Distance: ___

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   UGC 3697 (PGC 20348)located in the constellation Camelopardalis is a nearly edge on Sd spiral galaxy and is a member of a group that includes UGC 3714 and other smaller galaxies. Also known as the "Integral Sign Galaxy" due to its similar shape to the mathematical integral S symbol, UGC 3697 is also an example of a 'super thin' galaxy that exhibits a pronounced warped stellar disk that is believed to have been from a possible interaction with UGC 3714 located left in this image which is approximately 39 kpc distance.

Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - Feb. 3,21-23, 2010
Temperature - Low 20's F
Telescope Deep Sky Instruments RC10C , F/7.3, Losmandy G11 Gemini, Prime Focus, Image scale 0.82 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Baader LRGB AR Filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times (L) 21x15 (R) 10x15 (G) 10x15 (B) 8x15 Minutes, Bin 1x1
Other Information Image planning - CCD Navigator
Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot4 w/CCDSoft/TheSky6/PinPoint
Image Processing * Images Plus 3.75- Calibration, Normalize, Grade, Alignment, Mean Combine, Deconvolution, Mild DDP
* Adobe CS4 - Upsized 4X for processing then reduced, L+RGB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion

© 2010 Michael A. Siniscalchi