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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1250

NGC3621 / Galaxy, type SA(s)d III
R.A.11h 18m 16.8s (2000.0)
Dec.-32° 48' 48" (2000.0)
Apparent Size12.4×7.1'
Radial VelocityN/A
Distance22 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsESO377-37, MCG-5-27-8
UGCA232, PGC34554
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.



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