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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




NGC5566 / Galaxy, type SB(r)ab II-III
R.A.14h 20m 20.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+03° 56' 01" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.7×2.1'
Radial Velocity+1457km/s
Magnitude11.5
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III-NGC5566 Group
Other IDsUGC 9175, CGCG 47-12
Arp 286, MCG +1-37-2
IRAS 14178+409, PGC 51233
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.




NGC5426,NGC5427

Around NGC5576


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