Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1744 (Galaxy in Lepus)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 28 2013, from 23:06 to 23:49 JST(+0900)
|Composed 7 shots with 6 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)|
NGC1744 is a comparatively large-sized galaxy positioned at southwest edge of Lepus.
The galaxy is elongated in north south direction, has a long axis of about 8 arc minutes and 11th magnitude in brightness.
Although the galaxy has been classified in the barred galaxy, its spiral structure looks fairly indistinct, losing the shape.
|NGC1744 / Galaxy, type SB(s)d III-IV|
|R.A.||04h 59m 57.7s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-26°01' 19" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||ESO 486-5, MCG -4-12-29|
IRAS 4579-2605, PGC 16517