Deep Sky Object in Spring
IC983 (Galaxy in Bootes)
|Date & Time: ||Jan 7 2005, from 27:36 to 28:06 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 9 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|
A dimmed and round galaxy lying about 2 degrees southwest has a number of IC983.
The galaxy has a visual diameter of about 5 arc minutes, very indistinct halo is surrounding a small central nucleus.
A companion galaxy just southwest is IC982, and an elliptic galaxy positioned about 11 arc minutes south is NGC5490.
|IC983 / Galaxy, type SB(r)bc|
|R.A.||14h 10m 4.7s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+17° 44' 00" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||UGC9061, MCG3-36-68|