Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1253 (Galaxy in Eridanus)

Date & Time: Oct 11 2015, from 26:26 to 27:10 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Eqatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC1253 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)cd
R.A.03h 14m 09.3s (2000.0)
Dec.-02°49' 22" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.2×2.3'
Radial Velocity+1749km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGCA 62, Arp 279
MCG -1-9-18, PGC 12041
NGC1253 is an interacting galaxy lying in northwest region of Eridanus. The galaxy has classified in a spiral with a long axis of about 5 arc minutes, interacting with a companion galaxy of NGC1253A neighboring in 5 arc minutes east.



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