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)|
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.
|NGC5247 / Galaxy, type SA(s)bc I|
|R.A.||13h 38m 03.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-17°53' 03" (2000.0)|
|Distance||72 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo II|
|Other IDs||UGCA 368, ESO 577-14|
MCG -3-35-11, IRAS 13353-1737