Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2613 (Galaxy in Pyxis)


Date & Time: Feb 10 2013, from 23:42 to 24:33 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with 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)
Sensitivity...ISO1600




NGC2613 / Galaxy, type SA(s)b II
R.A.08h 33m 22.6s (2000.0)
Dec.-22°58' 24" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.2×1.7'
Radial Velocity+1619km/s
Magnitude11.2
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGCA 141, ESO 495-18
MCG -4-21-3, IRAS 8311-2248
PGC 23997
Between skies of winter and spring, NGC2613 is a comparatively larger spiral galaxy in northwest region of Pyxis. The galaxy is surrounded many fine stars because positioned near the Milky Way of lower southern skies. The galaxy has a long axis of larger than 7 arc minutes, you can recognize a well-proportioned shape resembling the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The distance to the galaxy is about 60 millions light years.




Around M105

NGC2775


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