Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4027 (Galaxy in Corvus)

Date & Time: Apr 24 2004, from 23:11 to 23:38 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

NGC4027 / Galaxy, type SB(s)dm II-III
R.A.11h 59m 30.1s (2000.0)
Dec.-19° 16' 05" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.1×2.3'
Radial Velocity+1502km/s
Distance85 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC4038 Group
Other IDsESO572-37, MCG-3-31-8
UGCA260, PGC37773
It's an anomalous shaped bared galaxy lying in 40 arc minutes southwest of the Antennae, a famous colliding galactic pair in Corvus. The galaxy of NGC4027 has a size of 3 arc minutes and 11th magnitude in brightness. You can see an asymmetric shape with a stretched northern spiral arm.



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