Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5018, NGC5022 (Galaxies in Virgo)

Date & Time: Apr 24 2004, from 22:43 to 23:00 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 7 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: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC5018 / Galaxy, type SB:(s:)0
R.A.13h 13m 1.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-19° 31' 12" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.3×2.5'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsESO576-10, MCG-3-34-17
UGCA335, PGC45908
NGC5022 / Galaxy
R.A.13h 13m 31.1s (2000.0)
Dec.-19° 32' 53" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.4×0.4'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsESO576-14, MCG-3-34-21
IRAS13108-1917, PGC45952
In southern region of Virgo, this image shows you two small galaxies about 9 degrees south from Spica. A western (right in image) galaxy NGC5018 looks like an elliptical with a size of 3 arc minutes, but the galaxy has been classified in bared galaxy. And an eastern NGC5022 is an edge-on with a length of about 2.4 arc minutes, fairly difficult to detect with your own eyes through telescopes because of its dimmed brightness of 13th magnitude or so.

Around NGC4958

NGC5044 Group

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