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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

Arp 248 / Galaxy, type SB(s)b: pec
R.A.11h 46m 44.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-03° 50' 50" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.1×0.7'
Radial Velocity+5008km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsMCG -1-30-33, PGC 36733
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.


UGCA205(Sextans A)

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