Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4527 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 26:34 to 27:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

NGC4527 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)bc
R.A.12h 34m 08.8s (2000.0)
Dec.+02°39' 13" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.9×2.4'
Radial Velocity+1727km/s
Distance49 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 7721, CGCG 42-156
MCG +1-32-101, IRAS 12315+255
PGC 41789
A spiral galaxy of NGC4527 has positioned at about 4.5 degrees NNW from gamma Vir, Porrima. The galaxy is lying at the southern edge of the Virgo Cluster, having a long axis of 7 arc minutes and a visual brightness of 10th magnitude. You can hardly detect the clear spiral structures but it can be seen that the complicated dark lanes are surrounding around the nucleus.



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