Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5426, NGC5427 (Galaxies in Virgo)

Date & Time: Jan 31 2004, from 28:37 to 28:56 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 8 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC5426 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)bc pec II:
R.A.14h 03m 25.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-06° 04' 10" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.0×1.6'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsMCG-1-36-4, UGCA380
(VV21), PGC50083
NGC5427 / Galaxy, type SA(s)c pec I:
R.A.14h 03m 26.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-06° 01' 53" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.8×2.4'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsMCG-1-36-3, UGCA381
(VV21), PGC50084
In eastern region of Virgo, a closing galaxy pair of NGC5426 and NGC5427 is positioned about 3.2 degrees west from iota Vir, a southern one is NGC5426 and southern galaxy is NGC5427. Both are spiral but NGC5427 has a distinct spiral structure than another one, two arms can be detected clearly. Two galaxies have sized of 3 arc minutes and visual brightness of 12th or 13th magnitude.

NGC5416 Group


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