DeepSky Object in Spring
Around NGC5746 (Galaxies in Virgo)


Date & Time: Mar 4 2006, from 25:45 to 26:16 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 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: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1250




NGC5740 / Galaxy, type SA(rs)c II
R.A.14h 44m 24.5s (2000.0)
Dec.+01° 40' 46" (2000.0)
Apparent Size3.0×1.5'
Radial Velocity+1791km/s
Magnitude12.7
Distance85 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III - NGC5746 Group
Other IDsUGC9493, MCG0-38-3
CGCG20-8, PGC52641
NGC5746 / Galaxy, type SA?b sp
R.A.14h 44m 56.4s (2000.0)
Dec.+01° 57' 16" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.5×1.3'
Radial Velocity+1940km/s
Magnitude11.6
Distance85 million light yrs.
Group of GalaxiesVirgo III - NGC5746 Group
Other IDsUGC9499, MCG0-38-5
CGCG20-12, PGC52665
An edge-on galaxy in eastern edge of Virgo is NGC5746. The galaxy has a length of about 7 arc minutes in north south direction, you can detect a dimmed light lane with telescope aided eyes. This image shows you a dark lane crosses a bit east of central bulge.
And you can see another galaxy of NGC5740 about 18 arc minutes south of NGC5746. This spiral has a size of about 3 arc minutes and a visual brightness of 12.7th magnitude.




Around NGC5576

Around NGC5846


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