Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3672 (Galaxy in Crater)

Date & Time: Apr 24 2004, from 21:31 to 21:56 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: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC3672 / Galaxy, type SA:(rs:)c I-II
R.A.11h 25m 2.4s (2000.0)
Dec.-09° 47' 43" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.2×2.0'
Radial Velocity+1665km/s
Distance90 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC3672 Group
Other IDsMCG-2-29-28, UGCA235
IRAS11225-0931, PGC35088
A compact spiral galaxy in northern region of Crater is NGC3672. The galaxy has a brightness of 11.7th magnitude and a long axis of about 4 arc minutes. This picture shows you dimmed arms being wound, but maybe you can detect only dimmed elliptic light through larger telescopes.


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