Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1407 (Galaxy in Eridanus)


Date & Time: Nov 6 2010, from 26:47 to 27:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200




NGC1407 / Galaxy, type E0
R.A.03h 40m 11.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-18°34' 48" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.5×4.1'
Radial Velocity+1762km/s
Magnitude10.7
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesEridanus Cluster
Other IDsESO 548-67, MCG -3-10-30
PGC 13505
NGC1400 / Galaxy, type SA0-
R.A.03h 39m 30.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-18°41' 17" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.5×2.4'
Radial Velocity+558km/s
Magnitude10.9
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesEridanus Cluster
Other IDsESO 548-62, MCG -3-10-22
IRAS 3372-1850, PGC 13470
NGC1407 is a small elliptical galaxy at 4 degrees NNE from tau-5 Eri, central region of the constellation. The galaxy has an apparent diameter of 4.5 degrees and a visual brightness of 10th magnitude. NGC1407 is a member of Eridanus Galaxy Cluster, and forming a small-scaled galaxy group with small galaxies distributed around this field. A small elliptical galaxy in lower right hand side has a number of NGC1400.




NGC1398

NGC1409,NGC1410


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