Saturday, May 13, 2017

imaged NGC 4762 and 4754 (in Halifax)

BGO also imaged NGC 4762 (with NGC 4754) for me. Galaxies in Virgo. 4762 is another one of the RASC Finest NGCs. It looks like an edge-on spiral but there are no dust lanes. Wisps are very evident along the other edges.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 4762 with 4754 in luminance

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

LEDA 1391072 is a tiny round fuzzy to the west.

LEDA 1389947 is visible to the east. There seem to be two small round objects here.


Imaged again on 23 Mar '20 with a better result.


Wikipedia link: NGC 4762.

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