Deep Sky Object in Spring
M58 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 29 2006, from 28:02 to 28:30 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: ||Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
This image has captured a bared galaxy of M58 in the Virgo Cluster.
You can find it about 6 degrees west of epsilon Vir. And there are two elliptic galaxies of M59 and M60 just east of M58.
The galaxy shows you only dimmed nuclei by using of scopes, actually very fine two arms are coiled up in east-west direction.
You can barely detect two lumps sticked to the nuclei in this image.
|M58 (NGC4579) / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)b II|
|R.A.||12h 37m 44.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+11° 49' 11" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC7796, MCG2-32-160|
You can see M58 with M59 and M60 in low powered field of view, M58 is the most striking and brightest in the trio.