Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3621(Galaxy in Hydra)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 4 2006, from 24:17 to 24:12 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 8 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: ||Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC3621 is a large-sized spiral galaxy lying around central region of Hydra.
You can find out the galaxy about 3.2 degrees west of xi Hydrae.
Apparent size is 12×7 arc minutes and brightness is 9th magnitude.
Although the galaxy is classified in spiral, its structure is indistinct. Only dimmed light can be detected.
|NGC3621 / Galaxy, type SA(s)d III|
|R.A.||11h 18m 16.8s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-32° 48' 48" (2000.0)|
|Distance||22 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||ESO377-37, MCG-5-27-8|