Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6140 (Galaxy in Draco)

Date & Time: Jan 23 2015, from 27:44 to 28:27 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC6140 / Galaxy, type SB(s)cd pec
R.A.16h 20m 58.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+65°23' 28" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.3×4.5'
Radial Velocity+793km/s
Distance48 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 10359, CGCG 320-25
MCG +11-20-12, IRAS 16206+6530
PGC 57886
NGC6140 is a medium-scaled spiral galaxy positioned in central region of Draco. The galaxy has an apparent diameter of a bit larger than 6 arc minutes and a visual brightness of about 11th magnitude. This image can show you the dimmed arms are wound sparsely.



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