Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3717 (Galaxy in Hydra)

Date & Time: Feb 10 2013, from 24:50 to 25:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with 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)

NGC3717 / Galaxy, type SAb: sp
R.A.11h 31m 32.1s (2000.0)
Dec.-30°18' 25" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.4×1.5'
Radial Velocity+1724km/s
Distance92 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGCA 238, ESO 439-15
MCG -5-27-15, IRAS 11290-3001
PGC 35539
NGC3717 is a medium sized edge-on galaxy positioned at 1.5 degrees north of xi Hydrae in central region of the constellation. The galaxy has long and short axes of 7.4 and 1.5 arc minutes, respectively. NGC3717 has been classified in spindle-shaped spirals, a central dark lane can be detected clearly. The distance to the galaxy has been estimated about 92 millions light years.


Copeland's Septet

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