Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC2276, NGC2300 (Galaxies in Cepheus)

Date & Time: Nov 22 2014, from 26:55 to 27:28 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 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)

NGC2276 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)c
R.A.07h 27m 16.7s (2000.0)
Dec.+85°45' 20" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.8×2.6'
Radial Velocity+2372km/s
Distance100 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 3740, CGCG 362-42
CGCG 363-27, Arp 25
MCG +14-4-28, IRAS 7101+8550
PGC 21039
NGC2300 / Galaxy, type SA0°
R.A.07h 32m 21.5s (2000.0)
Dec.+85°42' 33" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.0×2.0'
Radial Velocity+1963km/s
Distance100 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 3798, CGCG 362-43
CGCG 363-29, Arp 114
MCG +14-4-31, PGC 21231
This image has captured anomalous galaxies lying at northeast edge of the Cepheus. The galaxies have the declination of +85 degrees, we can observe them almost all seasons but I have grouped them in winter objects for convenience because the right ascensions are same with that of field of the constellation of Gemini vicinity.
A right spiral is NGC2276 and another lenticular is NGC2300. Both are floating at about 100 million light years away. You can detect that the structure of NGC2276 has been warped due to the gravitation interactions with each other.



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