Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2366 (Galaxy in Camelopardlis)

Date & Time: Nov 22 2014, from 25:36 to 26:19 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
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)

NGC2366 / Galaxy, type IB(s)m V
R.A.07h 28m 54.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+69° 12' 51" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.1~3.3'
Radial Velocity+136km/s
Distance13 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2403 Group
Other IDsUGC3851, MCG12-7-40
DDO42, PGC21102
An irregular galaxy positioned near the boundary on Ursa Major is NGC2366. The galaxy is lying about 3.6 degrees north of NGC2403, which is a striking spiral at the tip of the nose of Big Bear. NGC2366 has an apparent size of 8 arc minutes but very dimmed, it might be needed clear and dark sky to detect in your eyes through scopes. This picture shows you any striking structures but there is a bright stellar area in southern region.

NGC2336, IC467


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