Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5084 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 28 2009, from 26:37 to 27:13 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4shots with 12 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC5084 is a medium sized galaxy in southwest edge of Virgo.
The galaxy has been positioned near a boundary on Hydra, you can find it out easily by tracing about 1 degree north from gamma Hydrae.
NGC5084 is an edge-on, has a length of a bit longer than 10 arc minutes but has a thickness of only 1.7 arc minutes.
You can see a small central bulge in this picture.
|NGC5084 / Galaxy, type S0°:pec sp|
|R.A.||13h 20m 16.7s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-21° 49' 34" (2000.0)|
|Distance||80 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo II-NGC5084 Group|
|Other IDs||ESO 576-33, MCG -4-32-4|