Visibility III / V
NGC 4051 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the Ursa Major. The galaxy has features of both a regular and a bar spiral galaxy. The galaxy was discovered by William Herschel on February 6, 1788.
Visually, the galaxy appeared as a roughly 5' x 2' oblong hazy and dim patch. The long axis of the galaxy is roughly northwest-southeast. An almost star-like central glow can be seen in the middle of the galaxy.
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