Deep Sky Object in Spring
ESO510-13 (Galaxy in Hydra)

Date & Time: Jan 7 2005, from 28:23 to 28:44 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

ESO510-13 / Galaxy
R.A.13h 55m 4.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-26° 46' 47" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.0×1.3'
Radial VelocityN/A
Distance150 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies-
Other IDsMCG-4-33-13, IRAS13522-2632
In eastern edge of the Hydra, it's a deep sky object lying about 5 degrees northeast from M83, a spiral galaxy about 150 millions light years away. You can see in this image that the galaxy has only dimmed central nucleus and indistinct dark lane crossing. But larger telescopes have captured the galaxy has a clear dark lane being warped. Now it's unknown why such an anomalous structures formed, but some hypotheses has been set up that the galaxy has influenced by nearby galaxy or ancient collision has remained the structures.

UGCA205 (Sextans A)

Leo I

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