Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4123 & NGC4116 (Galaxies in Virgo)


Date & Time: Apr 5 2008, from 24:21 to 25:14 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1760mm, F6.9)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




NGC4116 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)dm III-IV
R.A.12h 07m 37.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+02° 41' 29" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.8×2.1'
Radial Velocity+1271km/s
Magnitude12.4
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II - NGC4179 Group
Other IDsUGC 7111, CGCG 41-41
MCG +1-31-22, IRAS 12050+258
PGC 38492
NGC4123 / Galaxy, type SB(r)c II-III
R.A.12h 08m 11.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+02° 52' 41" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.3×3.1'
Radial Velocity+1238km/s
Magnitude12.0
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II - NGC4179 Group
Other IDsUGC 7116, CGCG 41-42
MCG +1-31-23, IRAS 12056+309
PGC 38531
This image shows you two barred galaxies paralleling with 15 arc minutes in interval, the galaxies are lying about 4 degrees ENE from beta Vir. One in upper left is NGC4123 and another in lower right has a number of NGC4116. Both galaxies have sizes of about 4 arc minutes and brightness of about 12th magnitude. The galaxies are members of a small scaled galaxy group lying about 55 millions light years away.




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