Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 4526: Galaxy (Virgo) RA: 12h 34.0m / DEC: +07° 42'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This fine little galaxy is wedged between a pair of bright stars in central Virgo. NGC 4526 is located 2.8 degrees due west of 5.2 magnitude 32 Virginis. This sketch, based on a 129X view in my 10-inch, shows a 5'x2' oval surrounding a brighter core region. The 9.7 magnitude spiral is oriented east-northwest to west-southeast. It is inclined only slightly at about 6-degrees. 6.8 magnitude HD 109417 lies 7' to the east and 7.0 magnitude HD 109285 resides 7'.5 to the west. NGC 4535 is just beyond the northern boundary of the eyepiece field.

NGC 4494 NGC 4527 & NGC 4536


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