Deep Sky Object in Spring
NGC5566 (Galaxy in Virgo)
|Date & Time: ||Mar 28 2009, from 25:38 to 26:15 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4shots with 12 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3008×2000)|
NGC5566 is a barred galaxy in east region of Virgo.
The galaxy has a long axis of a bit smaller than 7 arc minutes and a visual brightness of 11th magnitude.
NGC5566 has a characteristic "S-shaped" figure warped by gravitational interaction of companion galaxies of NGC5569 in northeast and NGC5660 in northwest.
And NGC5566 has an indistinct dark lane crossing it.
|NGC5566 / Galaxy, type SB(r)ab II-III|
|R.A.||14h 20m 20.0s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+03° 56' 01" (2000.0)|
|Distance||80 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies||Virgo III-NGC5566 Group|
|Other IDs||UGC 9175, CGCG 47-12|
Arp 286, MCG +1-37-2
IRAS 14178+409, PGC 51233