Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5044 Group (Galaxy Group in Virgo)

Date & Time: Jan 31 2004, from 27:22 to 27:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 8 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

NGC5044 / Galaxy, type E0/S0
R.A.13h 15m 23.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-16° 23' 09" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.9×2.9'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsMCG-3-34-34, UGCA341
This picture contains a elliptical galaxy about 5.7 degrees SSW from spica and distributed small galaxies outskirts. A galactic group in this picture called the NGC5044 group. NGC5044 is captured in central upper, with a diameter of 3 arc minutes and a brightness of 11.7th magnitude.
Numbers with 4 digits represent NGC #



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