Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5248 (Galaxy in Bootes)
|Date & Time: ||Jan 8 2006, from 27:05 to 27:35 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4shots with 9 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
|Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
This is a small-scaled bared galaxy of NGC5248 floating around south west of Bootes near the boundary on Virgo.
The galaxy has a long axis of 6 arc minutes and an apparent brightness of 10th magnitude.
This picture shows you two undeveloped arms are stretching in east west direction.
But the galaxy shows you a simple lump of dimmed light through large-scaled telescopes.
And it's considered that NGC5248 is a member galaxy of the Virgo Cluster though it's lying considerably distant field.
|NGC5248 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc I-II|
|R.A.||13h 37m 31.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+08° 53' 08" (2000.0)|
|Distance||75 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo III - NGC5248 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC8616, MCG2-35-15|