Deep Sky Object in Spring
IC2574 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)

Date & Time: Dec 22 2012, from 26:53 to 27:43 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain, with a conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX format (24×16mm)
Sensitivity...ISO2500, White Balance...Daylight

IC2574 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)m
R.A.10h 28m 22.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+68° 24' 59" (2000.0)
Apparent Size13.2×5.4'
Radial Velocity+127km/s
Distance12 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesM81 Group
Other IDsUGC5666, MCG12-10-38
DDO81, PGC30819
This picture shows you a large-sized but extraordinary dimmed irregular galaxy of IC2574 lying northern region of Ursa Major. The galaxy has a long axis of 13 arc minutes and has no major structures. It's a minor deepsky object floating 3 degrees ESE of Bode's Galaxies (M81 & M82).



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