Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1784 (Galaxy in Lepus)
|Date & Time: ||Nov 5 2010, from 25:58 to 26:22 JST(+0900)
|Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D700
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)|
|Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)|
NGC1784 is a small barred galaxy positioned about 1.5 degrees west from iota Leporis in western region of the constellation.
The galaxy has a long axis of 4.6 arc minutes and a brightness of 12.4th magnitude.
You can detect indistinct spiral structures in dimmed outer region, maybe only elliptical lump of light can be detected through telescopes.
|NGC1784 / Galaxy, type SB(r)c II|
|R.A.||05h 05m 27.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-11°52' 17" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||MCG -2-13-42, IRAS 5030-1156|