Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1964 (Galaxy in Lepus)

Date & Time: Jan 17 2009, from 21:31 to 22:03 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 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: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC1964 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)bc I-II
R.A.05h 33m 21.6s (2000.0)
Dec.-21° 56' 47" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.6×2.1'
Radial Velocity+1699km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsESO 554-10, MCG -4-14-3
IRAS 5312-2158, PGC 17436
NGC1964 is a compact spiral galaxy at 2 degrees southeast of beta Lep. We can see thin and dimmed arms wound up around a bright nucleus, the galaxy has a long axis of about 6 arc minutes. You will able to detect only nucleus through scopes with your naked eyes.



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