Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2775 (Galaxy in Cancer)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 20 2007, from 21:57 to 22:26 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4shots with 9 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: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC2775 is a small outer galaxy positioned at southeastern edge of the constellation of Cancer, near the border to Hydra.
You can find out the galaxy about 4 degrees ENE of zeta Hydrae that forms the Hydra's head.
The galaxy can be detected as a round dimmed light with a brightness of 11th magnitude and an apparent diameter of about 5 arc minutes, and a medium-sized telescope can catch a central nucleus.
|NGC2775 / Galaxy, type SA(r)ab|
|R.A.||09h 10m 20.3s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+07°02' 19" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC2775 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC4820, MCG1-24-5|