Deep Sky Object in Spring
M88 (Galaxy in Coma Berenices)
|Date & Time: ||Apr 28 2017, from 23:11 to 23:45 JST(+0900)
|Composed 12 shots with 3 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 D810A
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4080×4080)|
|Sensitivity...ISO6400, White Balance...Daylight|
This picture shows you M88, a northern galaxy of Virgo Cluster.
The galaxy has a long axis of 7 arc minutes and 10.7 in visual brightness, a bit stretched nebula like light can be recognized with small telescopes.
M88 is a typical spiral galaxy being a bit slant from edge-on, the picture shows you a dark lane surrounds the nucleus.
And big telescopes can capture dimmed and fine arms coiled up.
|M88 (NGC4501) / Galaxy, type SA(rs)b I-II|
|R.A.||12h 31m 59.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+14° 25' 17" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC7675, MCG3-32-59|