Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5371 & HCG68 (Galaxy and Compact Group in Canes Venatici)
|Date & Time: ||Apr 30 2005, from 22:31 to 23:02 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 10 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: ||Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC5371 is a small spiral in eastern edge of the constellation of Canes Venatici.
The galaxy has a size of about 4 arc minutes and a brightness of about 11.4th magnitude, and this image shows you dimmed arms.
|NGC5371 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc I|
|R.A.||13h 55m 40.5s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+40° 27' 44" (2000.0)|
|Group of Galaxies||N/A|
|Other IDs||NGC5390, UGC8846|
You can detect compact five galaxies about 30 arc minutes southwest from NGC5371.
They are members of a small scaled galactic group of Hickson's compact group 68,
rather larger three from A to C have sizes of about 3 arc minutes or so and visual brightnesses of about 11th magnitude.
Member galaxies of HCG68