Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 4473: Elliptical Galaxy (Coma Berenices) RA: 12h 29.8m / DEC: +13° 25'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 4473 NGC 4473 is one of several Herschel 400 galaxies to be found in Markarian's chain. NGC 4473, a 10.2 magnitude elliptical galaxy, is featured in the sketch at left along with NGC 4458 and NGC 4461. The drawing presents a 129X view in the 10-inch Starfinder. NGC 4473 is positioned northeast of center, a 12th magnitude GSC star faintly glowing just 4' to the southwest. Its 3'x2' form is aligned roughly east-west with a discernable brightening at the core. NGC 4458, a 12.0 magnitude elliptical galaxy, is visible 17' to the southwest. 11.0 magnitude PPM 129088 shines just 2'.3 to the east. NGC 4461, and 11.1 magnitude SB-type galaxy, appears as a 2'x1' misty patch about 3'.5 to the southeast.

NGC 4459 & NGC 4477 NGC 4478


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