Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1398 (Galaxy in Fornax)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 23 2011, from 22:56 to 23:26 JST(+0900)
|Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D700
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)|
|Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)|
NGC1398 is a small galaxy around north east of the constellation of Fornax.
There are uncountable dimmed galaxies in this star field, and this galaxy looks like a compact elliptic galaxy through medium-sized telescopes.
But actually the galaxy has very dimmed arms and classified in spiral.
This picture shows you a bright nucleus and surrounding dimmed part in irregular. This minor galaxy has no striking coloration.
|NGC1398 / Galaxy, type (R')SB(r)ab|
|R.A.||03h 38m 51.7s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-26° 20' 11" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Eridanus Cluster|
|Other IDs||ESO482-22, MCG-4-9-40|