Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4526 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: May 1 2011, from 22:20 to 23:39 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain (f=2500mm, F10.0)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC4526 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)0°:
R.A.12h 34m 02.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+07° 42' 01" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.2×2.3'
Radial Velocity+575km/s
Distance52 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 7718, CGCG 42-155
MCG +1-32-100, VCC 1535
IRAS 12315+758, PGC 41772
NGC4526 is a lenticular galaxy in southwest region of the Virgo Cluster. The galaxy has been elongated in east west direction with a length of 7 arc minutes. Although this image cannot detect, larger telescopes can capture a thick dark lane crossing around central bulge.



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