Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5253 (Galaxy in Centaurus)
|Date & Time: ||Feb 11 2005, from 27:14 to 27:38 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 7 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: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto|
NGC5253 is an irregular galaxy near a border to Hydra.
You can find the galaxy out about 2 degrees southeast of M83, a major spiral in Hydra.
The galaxy is a peculiar shaped one with brightness of 11th magnitude, has an elongated nucleus in north south direction.
The distance is about 12 millions light years away.
|NGC5253 / Galaxy, type Im: pec|
|R.A.||13h 39m 55.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-31° 38' 41" (2000.0)|
|Distance||12 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||-|
|Other IDs||ESO445-4, MCG-5-32-60|