Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 4150: Galaxy (Coma Berenices) RA: 12h 10.6m / DEC: +30° 24'.1
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

Coma Berenices is a favorite of galaxy hunters. Several members of the Virgo cluster reside across the border in Coma. The great NGC 4565, arguably the most impressive edge-on spiral in the sky, is found here. NGC 4150 is fairly nondescript as galaxies go. My sketch, drawn at 82X in the 10-inch Starfinder, shows an 11.6 magnitude glow covering a 2' diameter area. This SO-type galaxy features a stellar core region. The 9.2 magnitude star roughly 7' west of NGC 4150 is HD 105696. A 13th magnitude GSC star sits 3' southwest of the galaxy. NGC 4136 lies just beyond the field of view to the south.

NGC 4147 NGC 4151


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