Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1315 (Galaxy in Eridanus)

Date & Time: Nov 16 2007, from 25:17 to 25:53 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC1315 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)0+?
R.A.03h 23m 06.6s (2000.0)
Dec.-21° 22' 29" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.5×1.3'
Radial Velocity+1706km/s
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesEridanus Cluster
Other IDsESO 548-3, MCG -4-9-2
PGC 12671
This image has captured a compact spiral of NGC1315. The galaxy has only 1.5 arc minutes long axis, has no clear structures. The galaxy has been positioned in western region of the Eridanus Cluster, a famous barred galaxy of NGC1300 is lying about 2 degrees north of NGC1315.



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