Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC3923 (Galaxy in Hydra)

Date & Time: Dec 24 2011, from 27:45 to 28:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC3923 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)0-? pec
R.A.11h 51m 01.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-28°48' 19" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.8×3.8'
Radial Velocity+1668km/s
Group of GalaxiesNGC3923 Group
Other IDsESO 440-17, MCG -5-28-12
PGC 37061
This image shows you a medium sized galaxy of NGC3923 positioned in Hydra, region about between Corvus and Crater. The galaxy has a long axis of a bit smaller than 6 arc minutes, classified in peculiar lenticular galaxy. The distance is about 85 millions light years.

Copeland's Septet


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