Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4125 (Galaxy in Draco)

Date & Time: Jan 8 2005, from 26:41 to 27:07 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, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC4125 / Galaxy, type E6 pec
R.A.12h 08m 7.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+65° 10' 22" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.7×3.2'
Radial Velocity1434km/s
Distance80 million light yrs.
Froup of GalaxiesNGC4125 Group
Other IDsUGC7118, MCG11-15-27
CGCG315-19, PGC38524
An elliptic galaxy at the tip of Dragon's tail is NGC4125. You can find out the galaxy by tracing about 8 degrees northeast from alpha UMa, equivalent to the tip of the Big Dipper. NGC4125 has a long axis of 6 arc minutes, and can be detected a dimmed central nucleus through medium-sized telescopes.



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