Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2872, NGC2874 (Galaxies in Leo)

Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 24:39 to 25:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a 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)

NGC2872 / Galaxy, type E2
R.A.09h 25m 42.6s (2000.0)
Dec.+11°25' 55" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.6×1.4'
Radial Velocity+3014km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 5018, CGCG 62-33
Arp 307, MCG +2-24-8
PGC 26733
NGC2874 / Galaxy, type SB(r)bc
R.A.09h 25m 47.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+11°25' 27" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.8×0.8'
Radial Velocity+3659km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsNGC 2875, UGC 5021
CGCG 62-34, MCG +2-24-10
IRAS 9230+1138, PGC 26740
This image has captured an interacting galaxy pair positioned at about 4 degrees WNW from omicron Leo, a tip star of the Leo's forefoot. A western (left hand side) and an eastern (right hand side) ones are NGC2872 and NGC2874 respectively. Both galaxies have sizes of a bit smaller than 3 arc minutes and brightness of 12th or 13th magnitude. It's considered that the pair has a figure of the collision of different classed galaxies. More, a minor galaxy in just north of those has an ID of NGC2873.



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