Leo I (UGC 5470)
An Elliptical Galaxy in Leo
Leo I is a Local Group Galaxy. It is one of the dwarf speroidal galaxies of the group, and one of the more remote companions of our Milky Way Galaxy. It was discovered in 1950 by R.G. Harrington and A.G. Wilson on plates of the National Geographic Society -
Because of its apparent proximity to bright first-
This image was taken on the night of 4 March 2014 through a William Optics Megrez 90 telescope with a 0.8 x focal reducer through Astrodon RGB filters and using an Atik 460EX mono CCD camera. There were 13 x 300s sub exposures in each of R, G and B.