Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC5643 (Galaxy in Lupus)

Date & Time: Apr 24 2004, from 24:36 to 24:50 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 6 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

NGC5643 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)c II-III
R.A.14h 32m 41.4s (2000.0)
Dec.-44° 10' 24" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.5×4.0'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsESO272-16, MCG-7-30-3
IRAS14294-4357, PGC51969
NGC5643 is an indistinct bared galaxy in western Lupus, nearby the western coast of Milky Way. You can find the galaxy about 2 degrees south of eta Centauri. Although the galaxy has a visual diameter of larger than 4 arc minutes, it hardly can be detected its spiral structures. Furthermore the galaxy has only 10 degrees in height of meridian transit, very difficult to observe under conditioned sky at northern hemisphere.

B142, B143


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