Deep Sky Object in Summer
Arp 254 (Galaxies in Libra)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 13 2010, from 26:56 to 27:33 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 12 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
|Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade 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)|
Arp 254 is an interacting galaxy pair lying at 2 degrees NNE from beta Librae.
A northern galaxy is NGC5917 and a southern dimmed and elongated one is MCG-1-39-3 with a brightness of 14th magnitude.
Both galaxies are connected by a dimmed light bridge, considered that the influence of interaction made MCG-1-39-3 elongated.
|Arp 254(NGC5917) / Galaxy, type Sb pec?|
|R.A.||15h 21m 32.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-07° 22' 37" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||MCG -1-39-2, IRAS 15188-711|