Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1637 (Galaxy in Eridanus)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 27 2003, from 22:58 to 23:14 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|
A spiral galaxy in northeast edge of Eridanus is NGC1637. You can find it out about 1 degree west from mu Eri.
The galaxy has a round shape with its diameter of 4 arc minutes, naked eyes can detect its dimmed light with aid of medium ranged telescope.
The galaxy has a dark lane in northern part, your eyes will be able to see the galaxy's uneven light.
|NGC1637 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc pec II|
|R.A.||04h 41m 28.2s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-02° 51' 30" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||MCG0-12-68, UGCA93|