Deep Sky Object in Spring
Around NGC5221 (Galaxies in Virgo)


Date & Time: Jan 5 2008, from 27:31 to 28:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




This image has captured a group of small three galaxies positioned around borders of Bootes, Virgo and Canes Venatici. All galaxies have sizes about 2 or 3 arc minutes and 13th or 14th magnitude in brightness. A bit upper in center one is a spiral galaxy of NGC5221, you can see characteristic warped arms. And a small elliptic one just south of NGC5221 has anumber of NGC5222, a face-on galaxy in lower left is NGC5230.
NGC5221 / Galaxy, typeSb:
R.A.13h 34m 55.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 49' 57" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.9×0.7'
Radial Velocity+6962km/s
Magnitude13.8
DistanceN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC 8559, CGCG 73-40
Arp 288, MCG +2-35-6
PGC 47869
NGC5222 / Galaxy, typeE
R.A.13h 34m 55.9s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 44' 31" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.2×0.7'
Radial Velocity+6973km/s
Magnitude14.1
DistanceN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC 8558, CGCG 73-39
MCG +2-35-5, PGC 47871
NGC5230 / Galaxy, typeSA(s)c
R.A.13h 35m 32.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+13° 40' 35" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.2×1.9'
Radial Velocity+6863km/s
Magnitude12.8
DistanceN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC 8573, CGCG 73-43
MCG +2-35-9, IRAS 13330+1355
PGC 47932




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