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)

NGC4030 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc I-II
R.A.12h 00m 23.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-01°06' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.6×3.2'
Radial Velocity+1449km/s
Distance52 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 6993, CGCG 13-33
MCG +0-31-16, IRAS 11578-49
PGC 37845
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.


NGC4038,NGC4039(The Antennae)

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