Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5170 ()Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: May 4 2013, from 22:47 to 23:30 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 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: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC5170 / Galaxy, type SA(s)c: sp
R.A.13h 29m 49.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-17°57' 59" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.4×1.0'
Radial Velocity+1569km/s
Distance96 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II
Other IDsUGCA 360, ESO 576-65
MCG -3-34-84, IRAS 13271-1742
PGC 47396, PGC 47394
In southern region of Virgo, you can find out an edge-on galaxy of NGC5170 at about 7 degrees south of Spica. The galaxy has a comparatively long length of over 8 arc minutes, but has a dimmer brightness of 12th magnitude that make it difficult to recognize detailed structures with medium-ranged scope aided eyes. This picture shows you an indistinct dark lane is crossing the bulge. It's estimated that the galaxy is about 96 millions light years away.


Arounf NGC5221

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