Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2217 (Galaxy in Canis Major)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 18 2015, from 25:22 to 26:06 JST(+0900)
|Composed 5 shots with 10 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Eqatorial & 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)|
In southwest region of Canis Major, a face-on barred galaxy of NGC2217 can be found out at 3 degrees north of zeta CMa.
The galaxy has a round shape with a diameter of a bit smaller than 5 arc minutes.
This image shows that the barred structures stretched from the central bulge, and the outer arm has wound almost whole circumference, looks like a ring structure.
The galaxy is lying about 65 million light years away, forming a small-scaled group with surrounding tiny member galaxies.
|NGC2217 / Galaxy, type (R)SB(rs)0+|
|R.A.||06h 21m 39.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-27°14' 00" (2000.0)|
|Distance||65 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC2217 Group|
|Other IDs||ESO 489-42, MCG -5-15-10|
IRAS 6196-2712, PGC 18883