Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5102 (Galaxy in Centaurus)

Date & Time: Jan 7 2006, from 27:46 to 28:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC5102 / Galaxy, type SA(s)0- pec
R.A.13h 21m 57.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-36° 37' 47" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.8×2.9'
Radial Velocity+795km/s
Distance16 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesNGC5128 Group
Other IDsESO382-50, MCG-6-29-31
IRAS13191-3622, PGC46674
This picture shows you a medium sized galaxy of NGC5102 in southern lower skies in region of Centaurus. There is a bright 3rd magnitude star of iota Cen just 17 arc minutes west, this star is a good marker to search the galaxy. NGC5102 has about 9 arc minutes in long axis and 10th magnitude in visual brightness. You can find a famous radio galaxy of Centaurus A (NGC5128) only 6.5 degrees south of NGC5102.



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