Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4030 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 16 2013, from 26:22 to 27:13 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)|
A small spiral galaxy positioned in southwest edge of the Virgo cluster is NGC4030.
You can find the galaxy out at about 4 degrees southeast of beta Vir.
The galaxy has an elliptical shape with size of 4.6 by 3.2 arc minutes, it can be recognized that indistinct short arms are wound around a bright nucleus.
Another small galaxy with 14th magnitude in brightness positioned at 15 arc minutes southeast of NGC4030 has an ID of UGC7000.
|NGC4030 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc I-II|
|R.A.||12h 00m 23.5s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-01°06' 00" (2000.0)|
|Distance||52 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC 6993, CGCG 13-33|
MCG +0-31-16, IRAS 11578-49