Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1518, NGC1521 (Galaxies in Eridanus)

Date & Time: Dec 23 2011, from 23:37 to 24:08 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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC1518 / Galaxy, type SB(s)dm III
R.A.04h 06m 49.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-21°10' 34" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.0×1.3'
Radial Velocity+983km/s
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsESO 550-7, MCG -4-10-13
IRAS 4046-2118, PGC 14475
NGC1521 / Galaxy, type SAB0°
R.A.04h 08m 18.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-21°03' 05" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.7×1.6'
Radial Velocity+4174km/s
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsESO 550-11, MCG -4-10-15
PGC 14520
This image shows you two small galaxies in central region of Eridanus, lying at about 3 degrees northeast of tau-9 Eri, their angular distance is about 20 arc minutes. A right one of unclear barred spiral is NGC1518 and a left spiral galaxy without clear structures is NGC1521.

NGC1409, NGC1410


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