Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2541 (Galaxy in Lynx)

Date & Time: Jan 17 2009, from 20:38 to 21:09 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 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

NGC2541 / Galaxy, type SA(s)cd III-IV
R.A.08h 14m 40.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+49° 03' 44" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.3×3.1'
Radial Velocity+628km/s
Distance30 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2541 Group
Other IDsUGC 4284, CGCG 236-37
MCG +8-15-54, PGC 23110
NGC2541 is a small and dimmed spiral galaxy in central region of Lynx. The galaxy forms a small-scaled group with several minor galaxies distributed around here, the distance from us has been estimated about 30 millions light years. We can see the galaxy as only lump of dimmed light even if used larger ranged telescopes, but long-exposed pictures show us small nucleus and indistinct spiral structures.

NGC2537, IC2233


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