Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4535 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: May 1 2011, from 23:52 to 24:43 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

NGC4535 / Galaxy, type SAB(s)c I-II
R.A.12h 34m 20.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+08°11' 53" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.1×5.0'
Radial Velocity+1973km/s
Distance52 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo Cluster
Other IDsUGC 7727, CGCG 42-159
MCG +1-32-104, VCC 1555
IRAS 12318+828, PGC 41812
A medium scaled spiral galaxy in south west part of the Virgo Cluster is NGC4535. The galaxy has a diameter of 7 arc minutes and a brightness of 10th magnitude. You can see clear and widely opened S-shaped two arms have been wound up.



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