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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC5084 / Galaxy, type S0°:pec sp
R.A.13h 20m 16.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-21° 49' 34" (2000.0)
Apparent Size10.2×1.7'
Radial Velocity+1706km/s
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II-NGC5084 Group
Other IDsESO 576-33, MCG -4-32-4
PGC 46525
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.



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