Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4753 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: Mar 4 2006, from 24:59 to 25:30 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1250

NGC4753 / Galaxy, type I0:pec
R.A.12h 52m 22.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-01° 11' 57"(2000.0)
Apparent Size6.0×2.8'
Radial Velocity+1724km/s
Distance55 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgoII - NGC4753 Group
Other IDsUGC8009, MCG0-33-16
CGCG15-29, PGC43671
NGC4753 is an irregular galaxy positioned about 2.7 degrees east from gamma Vir. The galaxy has a long axis of about 6 arc minutes and 10.8th magnitude in brightness, you can appreciate it only dimmed light through telescopes. The image shows you an indistinct dark lane in central region of the galaxy. NGC4753 is a main member of medium scaled galactic group about 50 millions light years away.



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