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

IC983 / Galaxy, type SB(r)bc
R.A.14h 10m 4.7s (2000.0)
Dec.+17° 44' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.4×4.6'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC9061, MCG3-36-68
CGCG103-98, PGC50577
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.



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