Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1409 & NGC1410 (Galaxies in Taurus)

Date & Time: Oct 16 2004, from 27:38 to 27:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 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: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC1409 / Galaxy, type SAB0:pec
R.A.03h 41m 10.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-01° 18' 10" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.0×0.8'
Radial Velocity+7510km/s
Distance300 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDs(UGC2821), MCG0-10-11
(CGCG391-28), PGC13553
NGC1410 / Galaxy, type E pec:
R.A.03h 41m 10.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-01° 17' 57" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.2'
Radial Velocity+7527km/s
Distance300 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDs(UGC2821), MCG0-10-12
(CGCG391-28), PGC13556
This image shows you a extraordinary faint colliding galactic pair positioned above a border of Taurus and Eridanus. The pair is estimated about 300 millions light years away, both galaxies has an apparent sizes of 1 arc minutes or so and 14th or 15th magnitude in visual brightness. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured and opened to the public a clear and dynamic figure of this deep sky objects.

NGC1409 & NGC1410 captured by HST NGC1409 & NGC1410 captured by HST


NGC1518, NGC1521

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