Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4395 (Galaxy in Canes Venatici)

Date & Time: Mar 24 2012, from 25:46 to 27:24 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 shots with 12 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC4395 / Galaxy, type SA(s)m: IV
R.A.12h 25m 49.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+33° 32' 46" (2000.0)
Apparent Size13.0×10.8'
Radial Velocity585km/s
Distance14 million light yrs.
Group og GalaxiesCanes I Group
Other IDsNGC4399, NGC4400
NGC4401, PGC40596
This picture shows you a large but very indistinct spiral galaxy NGC4395 that has positioned near a border between Vanes Venatici and Coma Berenices. You can find the galaxy out at around 7.7 degrees southwest from Cor Caroli. The galaxy has a size of 13 by 10 arc minutes or so, you can detect several lump of H alpha regions along its arms in this picture. But it's only central bulge you can appreciate through large ranged telescopes.



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