Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1560 (Galaxy in Camelopardalis)

Date & Time: Nov 28 2008, from 23:33 to 24:10 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 12 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
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

NGC1560 / Galaxy, type SA(s)d sp
R.A.04h 32m 49.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+71° 53' 02" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.8×1.7'
Radial Velocity-194km/s
Distance8 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesMaffei Group
Other IDsIC 2062, UGC 3060
CGCG 328-6, MCG +12-5-5
PGC 15488
NGC1560 is a fairly large but dimmed edge-on galaxy positioned around central region of Camelopardalis. The galaxy has a figure of a spindle and a long axis of 10 arc minutes. You can detect a dimmed lump of light through a large-ranged telescope but hardly can be seen detailed structures. NGC1560 is a member of a neighbored galaxy group of Maffei group.



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