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NGC 4473, NGC 4477, NGC 4479 - 27.3.2022 at 02.24 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 106049

Visibility IV / V

Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Let me decide to describe part of the Markarian chain. The elliptical galaxy NGC 4473 and the rod lens galaxies NGC 4477 and NGC 4479 fit in this box. The color image should be taken at some point as well, but now the rest of the shooting program rolled forward.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 4473, NGC 4477, NGC 4479
  • Constellation
    • Coma Berenices
  • Field of view
  • 31 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Olosuhteet suunnilleen huipussaan tällä havaintopaikalla

  • Darkness
    • Excellent
  • Seeing
    • Excellent
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6.5
  • Galaxies
    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.


      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

    • Lenticular galaxy info


      A lenticular galaxy is a type of galaxy intermediate between an elliptical and a spiral galaxy in galaxy morphological classification schemes


Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, Moravian G4-16000 EC Mark II, with filter L 12 x 120 s, 20 x bias, 20 x dark, 20 x flat, 3x binding, image slightly cropped

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