Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4214 (Galaxy in Canes Venatici)

Date & Time: Feb 4 2017, from 26:28 to 26:55 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 3 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: Nikon D810A
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4080×4080)
Device Size...20×20mm
Sensitivity...ISO6400, White Balance...Daylight

NGC4214 / Galaxy, type IAB(s)m III-IV
R.A.12h 15m 39.5s (2000.0)
Dec.+36° 19' 39" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.4×6.6'
Radial Velocity+294km/s
Distance13 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesCanes I Group
Other IDsNGC4228, UGC7278
MCG6-27-42, PGC39225
NGC4214 is a medium scaled irregular galaxy in southwest corner of Canes Venatici. The galaxy has a size of about a bit larger than 8 arc minutes and 10th magnitude in visual brightness. Although NGC4214 has been classified in irregular galaxy, you can detect indistinct structures looks like arms in outskirts. You can see the galaxy only central dimmed light with naked eyes.



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