Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4088 (Galaxy in Ursa Major)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 29 2003, from 26:46 to 27:03 JST(+0900)
|Composed 3 shots with 7 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|
This is a compact but unique-shaped galaxy NGC4088. You can find out the galaxy around the midway of M106 and M109.
The galaxy has a long axis of 6 arc minutes, a dimmed elliptic light can be detected through medium-sized telescopes.
|NGC4088 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc II-III|
|R.A.||12h 05m 35.3s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+50° 32' 32" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Ursa Major N Group|
|Other IDs||UGC7081, MCG9-20-89|
This galaxy has been classified in spiral galaxies but it has also some features of bared galaxies.
It can be seen that NGC4088 has a pair of S-shaped stretched arms and another pair coiled up tightly.