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)|
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.
|NGC2784 / Galaxy, type SA(s)0°:|
|R.A.||09h 12m 17.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-24° 10' 00" (2000.0)|
|Distance||30 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||NGC2835 Group|
|Other IDs||UGCA 152, ESO 497-23|
MCG -4-22-5, PGC25950