Deep Sky Object in Spring
Around NGC5576 (Galaxies in Virgo)


Date & Time: Jan 9 2005, from 27:22 to 27:48 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 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, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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




This image includes small three galaxies in eastern region of Virgo. They has numbers of NGC5574, NGC5576 and NGC5577 from lower to upper part respectively. The largest one of elliptical NGC5576 has a long axis of about 3.5 arc minutes and a brightness of 11.7th magnitude. All galaxies are floating about 80 millions light years away.

NGC5574 / Galaxy, type SB0? sp
R.A.14h 20m 56.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+03° 14' 21" (2000.0)
Apparent Size1.6×0.9'
Radial Velocity+1902km/s
Magnitude13.3
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III - NGC5566 Group
Other IDsUGC9181, MCG1-37-6
CGCG47-18, PGC51270
NGC5576 / Galaxy, type E3
R.A.14h 21m 4.2s (2000.0)
Dec.+03° 16' 14" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.5×2.2'
Radial Velocity+1732km/s
Magnitude11.7
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III - NGC5566 Group
Other IDsUGC9183, MCG1-37-7
CGCG47-20, PGC51275
NGC5577 / Galaxy, type SBA(rs)bc: III
R.A.14h 21m 13.3s (2000.0)
Dec.+03° 26' 09" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.4×1.0'
Radial Velocity+1733km/s
Magnitude13.1
Distance80 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III - NGC5566 Group
Other IDsUGC9187, MCG1-37-9
CGCG47-22, PGC51286




NGC5566

Around NGC5746


Copyright(c) 2005 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
To top page To Deepsky in Spring index Virgo