Deep Sky Object in Spring
Close-up of NGC3628

Date & Time: Feb 4 2017, from 24:55 to 25:28 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 3 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 D810A
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4080×4080)
Device Size...20×20mm
Sensitivity...ISO6400, White Balance...Daylight

NGC3628 / Galaxy, type Sb pec sp III
R.A.11h 20m 16.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 35' 22" (2000.0)
Apparent Size14.7×2.9'
Radial Velocity+1184km/s
Distance25 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesLeo I Group
Other IDsUGC6350, MCG2-29-20,
CGCG67-58, PGC34697
This is close-up image of NGC3628. A dark lane crossing the galaxy is widen in its tips, fairly anomalous figure compared with normal galaxies.

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