Deep Sky Object in Autumn
NGC7606 (Galaxy in Aquarius)

Date & Time: Dec 23 2011, from 20:05 to 20:35 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

NGC7606 / Galaxy, type SA(s)b II
R.A.23h 19m 04.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-08°29' 08" (2000.0)
Apparent Size5.7×2.2'
Radial Velocity+2232km/s
Distance100 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsMCG -2-59-12, IRAS 23164-845
PGC 71047
NGC7606 is a small spiral galaxy positioned at about 3 degrees SSE of phi Aqr. The galaxy looks elliptical with a long axis of 6 arc minutes, large telescopes can detect indistinct spiral structures. The distance from us has been estimated about 100 millions light years.

Around NGC7585

Around NGC7626

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