Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1532 (Galaxy in Eridanus)

Date & Time: Nov 23 2008, from 24:15 to 24:40 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 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

NGC1532 / Galaxy, type SB(s)b pec sp
R.A.04h 12m 02.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-32° 53' 19" (2000.0)
Apparent Size15.2×2.4'
Radial Velocity+923km/s
Distance45 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC1532 Group
Other IDsESO 359-27, MCG -5-11-2
IRAS 4102-3259, PGC 14638
NGC1532 is a large-sized spiral galaxy about 3 degrees northwest of upsilon4 Eri. The galaxy has almost edge-on shape, we can detect dark lanes in its arms and detailed structures in central bulge clearly. The galaxy has a length of about 15 arc minutes and estimated about 45 millions light-years away.

NGC1518, NGC1521


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