Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1255 (Galaxy in Fornax)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 1 2007, from 21:16 to 21:47 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)|
NGC1255 is spiral positioned in northern region of Fornax.
The galaxy has a figure of elliptic with long axis of 4 arc minutes, we can see several H-alpha regions on its arms.
This galaxy is principal member of NGC1255 Group around a border between Eridanus and Fornax.
|NGC1255 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc II|
|R.A.||03h 13m 32.2s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-25° 43' 36" (2000.0)|
|Distance||65 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC1255 Group|
|Other IDs||ESO 481-13, MCG -4-8-50|
IRAS 3113-2554, PGC 12007