|NGC 4618: Spiral Galaxy (Canes Venatici) RA: 12h 41.6m / DEC: +41° 09'.1|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
The sketch at left presents NGC 4618 as it appears in my 10-inch Newtonian at 82X. The SB-type galaxy is centered. Its 10.7 magnitude form 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. This 12.3 magnitude peculiar galaxy covers a 2'x1'.5 area and is aligned more north-south. Eleven field stars complete the view. You'll find NGC 4618 1.5 degrees east of 4.2 magnitude Beta (8) Canum Venaticorum.
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