Sunday, May 14, 2017

caught NGC 4699 (in Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 4699. Another galaxy in Virgo. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. Zoomed out, the first impression is an elliptical; zoomed in, there are hints of spiral arms.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 4699 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

LEDA 1001825 is to the north-west. Round and small, it is extremely faint.

LEDA 1000452 is nearly due west. Looks like an edge-on spiral. Small. Very faint again.

LEDA 998398 is to the south-west. A very faint oval smudge.

LEDA 998875 is to the south-south-east. Again, very faint. An elongated patch.

Bright, round LEDA 170207 is to the south-east.

LEDA 1000221 is to the east-south-east. A small almond shape.

LEDA 1000538 is east of the big galaxy. It is a dim round ball of lint above  GSC 05535-1552.

LEDA 183306 is east of NGC 4699. Small but bright. North-east of TYC 05535-1227 1.

GSC 05535-1424, to the east, looks like it could be part of a double star.

There's a bright pair in the field, to the south-east, not shown in SkyTools! Weird. [ed: They appear in Aladin.]

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