Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6118 (Galaxy in Serpent Caput)

Date & Time: Apr 17 2004, from 24:38 to 24:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.

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

NGC6118 / Galaxy, type SA(s)c I
R.A.16h 21m 48.7s (2000.0)
Dec.-02° 16' 58" (2000.0)
Apparent Size4.7×2.0'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC10350, MCG0-42-2
CGCG24-8, PGC57924
A small spiral galaxy in southeastern edge of Serpens Caput (The head of Serpent) has a number of NGC6118. You can find the galaxy out about 2.3 degrees northeast from delta Oph. The galaxy has an elliptical shape with a long axis of less than 5 arc minutes and about 12th magnitude in visual brightness. Although the galaxy has indistinct spiral arms, you can detect only dimmed light like an elliptical galaxy with an aid of larger scopes.

NGC6027(Seyfert's Sextet)


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