Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 4394: Spiral Galaxy (Coma Berenices) RA: 12h 25.9m / DEC: +18° 12'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

M85 and NGC 4394 are featured in the sketch at left, which renders the view in my 10-inch, f/4.5 Newtonian at 129X. M85 is offset to the west. This 9.1 magnitude SO-type galaxy appears as a 5'x3' oval with a stellar nucleus. A 13th magnitude foreground star is superposed 1' north of the nucleus. NGC 4394, a 10.8 magnitude SB-type galaxy, is seen about 8' due east. A delicate misty haze, this galaxy covers a 2'x1' area. 10.4 magnitude PPM 129045 is the brightest star in the field, near the southeast edge of M85, and NGC 4147 is located about 3.5 degrees to the west.

NGC 4371 NGC 4414


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