Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4536 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: Jan 24 2015, from 25:39 to 26:23 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)

NGC4536 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc I-II
R.A.12h 34m 26.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+02° 11' 19" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.6×3.2'
Radial Velocity+2140km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II - M61 Group
Other IDsUGC7732, MCG0-32-23
CGCG14-68, PGC41823
This picture shows you a unique-shaped galaxy of NGC4536 lying around the southeastern edge of Virgo Cluster. The galaxy can be found about 4 degrees northwest of gamma Vir, Porrima. The galaxy has a long axis of 7 arc minutes and 11th magnitude brightness, it has two arms just like stretched out. NGC4536 has been classified in between spirals and bared galaxies. The galaxy is fairly large one but very faint, it's difficult to recognize its shape through telescopes with your own eyes.


NGC4567 & NGC4568

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