|NGC 4618 & NGC 4625: Galaxy Pair (Canes Venatici) RA: 12h 41.8m / DEC: +41° 12'.9|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
The sketch at left presents NGC 4618 and NGC 4625 as they appear in my 10-inch Newtonian at 82X. NGC 4618 is centered. This 10.7 magnitude galaxy ranges over a 4'x3' area and is aligned roughly northeast-to-southwest. A 10th magnitude GSC star stands 4' due south. NGC 4625 is visible 8' to the northeast. Its 12.3 magnitude glow is spread across a 2'x1'.5 area, which is aligned more north-south. Eleven field stars complete the view. You'll find these twin stellar cities 1.5 degrees east of 4.2 magnitude Beta (8) Canum Venaticorum.
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Revised: May 21, 2006 [WDF]