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)|
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.
|NGC2613 / Galaxy, type SA(s)b II|
|R.A.||08h 33m 22.6s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-22°58' 24" (2000.0)|
|Distance||60 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||UGCA 141, ESO 495-18|
MCG -4-21-3, IRAS 8311-2248