Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4217 (Galaxy in Canes Venatici)

Date & Time: Apr 17 2004, from 20:02 to 20:30 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.

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

NGC4217 / Galaxy, type Sb
R.A.12h 15m 50.8s (2000.0)
Dec.+47° 05' 32" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.2×1.5'
Radial Velocity1232km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesUrsa Major S Group
Other IDsUGC7282, MCG8-22-87
CGCG243-53, PGC39241
An edge-on galaxy lying only 30 arc minutes southwest from M106 is NGC4217. The galaxy has a length of 5 arc minutes and 12th magnitude in brightness, you can detect a clear central dark lane in this picture.



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