Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1371 (Galaxy in Fornax)
|Date & Time: ||Nov 23 2008, from 23:56 to 24:20 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 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: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC1371 is a medium sized spiral galaxy lying in northern region of Fornax.
The galaxy has an apparent diameter of about 6 arc minutes and a brightness of about 11th magnitude.
We can see indistinct arms somehow. NGC1371 has been included in the Eridanus Cluster positioned about 60 millions light-years away.
|NGC1371 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)a|
|R.A.||03h 35m 01.4s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-24° 56' 00" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Eridanus Cluster|
|Other IDs||NGC 1367, ESO 482-10|
MCG -4-9-29, IRAS 3327-2505