Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC4866 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Feb 20 2010, from 24:16 to 25:04 JST(+0900)
|Composed 5 shots with 12 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
|Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
This image shows you a comparatively larger-scaled spiral galaxy in north edge of Virgo.
NGC4866 has been positioned at eastern edge of the Virgo Cluster.
The galaxy has a long axis of 9 arc minutes but visual brightness is only 12th magnitude, it's not so striking one compared with plenty of member galaxies.
You will be able to detect the galaxy as an only elliptic light without worthy of mention.
This picture can be captured a bright central bulge, an elliptic surrounding structure, and a dimmed outer part.
|NGC4866 / Galaxy, type SA(r)0+: sp|
|R.A.||12h 59m 27.4s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+14° 10' 15" (2000.0)|
|Distance||55 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo Cluster|
|Other IDs||UGC 8102, CGCG 71-92|
MCG +2-33-45, PGC 44600