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 / Galaxy, type SA(r)ab
R.A.09h 10m 20.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+07°02' 19" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.3×3.3'
Radial Velocity+1222km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2775 Group
Other IDsUGC4820, MCG1-24-5
CGCG34-6, PGC25861
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.



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