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)|
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.
|NGC5170 / Galaxy, type SA(s)c: sp|
|R.A.||13h 29m 49.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-17°57' 59" (2000.0)|
|Distance||96 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo II|
|Other IDs||UGCA 360, ESO 576-65|
MCG -3-34-84, IRAS 13271-1742
PGC 47396, PGC 47394