Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC2964 & NGC2968 (Galaxies in Leo)


Date & Time: Dec 27 2014, from 27:32 to 28:15 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)
Sensitivity...ISO3200




NGC2964 / Galaxy, type SAB(r)bc: II-III
R.A.09h 42m 53.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+31° 50' 51" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.9×1.6'
Radial Velocity+1373km/s
Magnitude12.1
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2964 Group
Other IDsUGC5183, MCG5-23-27
CGCG152-56, PGC27777
NGC2968 / Galaxy, type I0
R.A.09h 43m 12.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+31° 55' 41" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.3×1.6'
Radial Velocity+1373km/s
Magnitude12.8
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC2964 Group
Other IDsUGC5190, MCG5-23-29
CGCG152-58, PGC27800
This image shows you a galactic pair of NGC2964 and NGC2968 with an interval of 6 arc minutes at the northern part of Leo's head. A central spiral is NGC2964, has a long axis of about 3 arc minutes and 12th magnitude in brightness. And another one in north east of NGC2964 has an irregular galaxy of NGC2968. You can see an indistinct dark lane crossing from northeast to southwest, and the galaxy has a structure of coiled arms. Both galaxies is about 80 millions light years away.




Around NGC2911

NGC2992,NGC2993


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