Deep Sky Object in Spring
IC4351 (Galaxy in Hydra)


Date & Time: Jan 22 2010, from 29:12 to 29:37 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 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




IC4351 / Galaxy, type SA(s)b: sp
R.A.13h 57m 53.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-29° 18' 54" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.8×0.9'
Radial Velocity+2612km/s
Magnitude12.6
Distance110 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGCA 376, ESO 445-84
MCG -5-33-34, IRAS 13550-2904
PGC 49676
IC4351 is a small edge-on galaxy positioned about 3 degrees southwest from pi Hydrae, eastern edge star of Hydra. The galaxy has a long axis of a bit shorter than 7 arc minutes and a brightness of 12th magnitude. This image shows you an indistinct dark lane crossing a central bulge.




Around NGC5846

Abell 1367


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