Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2784 (Galaxy in Hydra)

Date & Time: Feb 18 2010, from 23:31 to 24:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
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

NGC2784 / Galaxy, type SA(s)0°:
R.A.09h 12m 17.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-24° 10' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.2×2.2'
Radial Velocity+547km/s
Distance30 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2835 Group
Other IDsUGCA 152, ESO 497-23
MCG -4-22-5, PGC25950
In lower spring skies, it's a lenticular galaxy of NGC2784 positioned almost on the borderline of Hydra and Pyxis. The galaxy has no major structure with a long axis of about 6 arc minutes. You can see a bright nucleus and an elongated light stretched in east west direction.



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