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)|
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.
|NGC1560 / Galaxy, type SA(s)d sp|
|R.A.||04h 32m 49.2s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+71° 53' 02" (2000.0)|
|Distance||8 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Maffei Group|
|Other IDs||IC 2062, UGC 3060|
CGCG 328-6, MCG +12-5-5