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 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.
|NGC3717 / Galaxy, type SAb: sp|
|R.A.||11h 31m 32.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-30°18' 25" (2000.0)|
|Distance||92 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||UGCA 238, ESO 439-15|
MCG -5-27-15, IRAS 11290-3001