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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC1371 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)a
R.A.03h 35m 01.4s (2000.0)
Dec.-24° 56' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.8×4.6'
Radial Velocity+1454km/s
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesEridanus Cluster
Other IDsNGC 1367, ESO 482-10
MCG -4-9-29, IRAS 3327-2505
PGC 132558
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.



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