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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC4429 / Galaxy, type SA(r)0+
R.A.12h 27m 26.5s (2000.0)
Dec.+11° 06' 30" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.6×2.5'
Radial Velocity+1137km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 7568, CGCG 70-93
MCG +2-32-61, IRAS 12249+1123
PGC 40850
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.


Around NGC4438

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