Deep Sky Object in Spring
M85 (Galaxy in Coma Berenices)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 26 2004, from 22:15 to 22:35 JST(+0900)
|Composed 3 shots with 8 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
M85 is a galaxy around the northern edge of the Virgo Cluster in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Though the galaxy shows you a dimmed elliptic light without clear structures, classified as SO type because of the moderate characteristics between the elliptical and spiral.
The galaxy has about 7 arc minutes in long axis and 10th magnitude.
It might be needed fairly large telescopes to recognize clear appearances of a galaxy.
This picture shows you another dimmed bared galaxy of NGC4394 just east of M85 with 11th magnitude.
|M85 (NGC4382) / Galaxy, type SA(s)0+ pec|
|R.A.||12h 25m 24.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+18° 11' 27" (2000.0)|
|Distance||53 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC7508, MCG3-32-29|