Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4365 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: Apr 30 2017, from 24:05 to 24:39 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 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

NGC4365 / Galaxy, type E3
R.A.12h 24m 27.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+07° 19' 06" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.9×4.9'
Radial Velocity+1227km/s
Distance60 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 7488, CGCG 42-83
MCG +1-32-48, PGC 40375
NGC4365 is a medium-scaled elliptic galaxy positioned at southern region of the Virgo cluster. The galaxy has a long axis of a bit smaller than 7 arc minutes and about 60 million light years away, lying at about 1.5 degrees southwest from a striking member elliptic galaxy of M49. You can see several compact member galaxies distributed around NGC4365.

NGC4340, NGC4350


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