Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2146 (Galaxy in Camelopardalis)

Date & Time: Nov 22 2014, from 27:50 to 28:47 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
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)

NGC2146 / Galaxy, type SB(s)ab pec
R.A.06h 18m 41.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+78° 21' 27" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.3×3.3'
Radial Velocity+873km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 3429, CGCG 348-17
MCG +13-5-22, IRAS 6106+7822
PGC 18797
NGC2146A / Galaxy, type SAB(s)c:
R.A.06h 18m 41.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+78°31' 51" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.0×1.1'
Radial Velocity+1534km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 3439, CGCG 348-19
MCG +13-5-25, IRAS 6155+7833
PGC 18960
NGC2146 is a small galaxy in northern region of Camelopardalis. The galaxy has a long axis of 5 arc minutes and a visual brightness of about 11th magnitude, and positioned at 78 degrees in declination, we can observe all the year round. The galaxy has been classified in bared galaxy but has a bit warped shape. It's considered that the galaxy has been affected by gravitational interaction of surrounding minor group of galaxies. A dimmed companion galaxy in upper left hand side, an elongation from NGC2146 is about 20 arc minutes, has a number of NGC2146A.



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