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 / Galaxy, type Im: pec
R.A.13h 39m 55.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-31° 38' 41" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.0×1.9'
Radial Velocity+670km/s
Distance12 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies-
Other IDsESO445-4, MCG-5-32-60
UGCA369, PGC48334
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.


NGC5363, NGC5364

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