Deep Sky Object in Autumn
NGC613 (Galaxy in Sculptor)

Date & Time: Dec 23 2011, from 20:47 to 21:18 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1790mm, F7.1)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784×1848)
Device Size...DX Format (24×16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200

NGC613 / Galaxy, type SB(rs)bc II
R.A.01h 34m 17.5s (2000.0)
Dec.-29°24' 58" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.5×4.1'
Radial Velocity+1510km/s
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsESO 413-11, MCG -5-4-44
IRAS 1319-2940, PGC 5849
NGC613 is a medium-sized galaxy positioned around eastern edge of Sculptor. The galaxy is not so large one with 5 arc minutes in long axis but the image can show you clear barred structure and arms. The galaxy is floating about 65 millions light years away, it has been detected with larger telescopes that the galaxy's arms contain evolved star-forming regions.

NGC584, NGC596


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