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NGC 4477, 4473, 4479 - 21.1.2023 at 03.23 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 111812

Visibility III / V

Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

A few galaxies caught the picture from the middle stages of the Markarian chain. The elliptical galaxy NGC 4473 and the bar-lens galaxies NGC 4477 are most clearly visible in the image. The smaller bar-lens galaxy NGC 4479 also stands out.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 4477, 4473, 4479
  • Constellation
    • Coma Berenices
  • Field of view
  • 31 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Yllättävän selkeää edelleen, Kuu horisontin alla, ei ongelmaa tuulesta

  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6
  • 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 11 x 30 s, 20 x bias, 20 x dark, 10 x flat, 3x binning, image cropped

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