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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC1744 / Galaxy, type SB(s)d III-IV
R.A.04h 59m 57.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-26°01' 19" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.2×4.4'
Radial Velocity+643km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsESO 486-5, MCG -4-12-29
IRAS 4579-2605, PGC 16517
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.



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