Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4698
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NGC 4698, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison
NGC 4698
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG ST-RGH

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 23, 2012
Frames:
130x10" (21' 40")
Integration:
21' 40"
Avg. Moon age:
1.95 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.25%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 124780

RA center: 12h48m19s.9

DEC center: +08°2902

Pixel scale: 0.647 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.818 degrees

Field radius: 0.275 degrees

Resolution: 620x479

Locations: Tom Harrison, Fort Davis, Texas, United States

Description

NGC 4698 is an Sa galaxy located in the direction of the Constellation Virgo at an approximate distance of 60 Million Light-years. It is described as an early-type spiral hosting a bright nuclear bulge of gas and stars rotating perpendicularly to the plane of the main disc. A series of concentric faint arms surround the nuclear bulge.

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NGC 4698, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison