Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4429
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NGC 4429, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
NGC 4429, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

NGC 4429

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 4429, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
NGC 4429, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

NGC 4429

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 1, 2022 ·  March 2, 2022
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Green: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Lum: 60×120(2h) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Astrodon Gen2 I-Series Tru-Balance Red: 30×120(1h) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 2×2
Integration:
5h
Avg. Moon age:
28.75 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.02%

RA center: 12h27m26s.520

DEC center: +11°0625.57

Pixel scale: 0.343 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.020 degrees

Field radius: 0.226 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3939x2637

File size: 2.7 MB

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a lenticular galaxy located 50 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo at a declination of +11 degrees.  It is a magnitude 11 galaxy which spans 5 arc-minutes in our apparent view.  This corresponds to a diameter of 80,000 light years.  The disk is about 20 degrees from edge-on in our apparent view.

I love the thick brown inner dust ring and the X-shaped pattern in the bright disk lens, which is shaped like a hexagon. The galaxy edges extend somewhat beyond the bright disk lens.

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