Deep Sky Object in Spring
Arp 248 (Galaxies in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 26 2009, from 27:37 to 28:28 JST(+0900)
|Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
I have captured a minor interacting galaxy pair lying hidden in southwest edge of the Virgo.
Arp 248 is consisted of two galaxies of MCG-1-30-33 in left and MCG-1-30-32 in right, both spirals have sizes of about 3 arc minutes,
they have been connected by a very dimmed arm of interstellar matters.
|Arp 248 / Galaxy, type SB(s)b: pec|
|R.A.||11h 46m 44.5s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-03° 50' 50" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||MCG -1-30-33, PGC 36733|