Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5247 (Galaxy in Virgo)

Date & Time: May 4 2013, from 23:41 to 24:24 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)

NGC5247 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc I
R.A.13h 38m 03.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-17°53' 03" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.6×4.8'
Radial Velocity+1366km/s
Distance72 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo II
Other IDsUGCA 368, ESO 577-14
MCG -3-35-11, IRAS 13353-1737
PGC 48171
A small spiral galaxy of NGC5247 is lying at about 8 degrees SSE of Spica, alpha Virgo. The galaxy has a shape of one of typical face-on galaxies, and apparent diameter of a bit larger than 5 arc minutes. You can show two clear arms fairly wound up in this picture. The galaxy has a comparatively bright with 10th magnitude, you can recognize the spiral structures through a medium-ranged telescope. A distance from our Galaxy has been estimated about 72 millions light years.

Around NGC5122


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