Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4429 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 19 2009, from 28:24 to 29:33 JST(+0900)
|Composed 5 shots with 12 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC4429 is a medium-sized lenticular galaxy in southern region of the Virgo Cluster.
The galaxy has a long axis of a bit larger than 5 arc minutes and a brightness of 11th magnitude or so.
You can see the galaxy has a bright central bulge and ring-shaped structure is surrounding it.
|NGC4429 / Galaxy, type SA(r)0+|
|R.A.||12h 27m 26.5s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+11° 06' 30" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC 7568, CGCG 70-93|
MCG +2-32-61, IRAS 12249+1123