Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  NGC 4030
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Almost never imaged---NGC 4030, 



    
        

            Geoff
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Almost never imaged---NGC 4030

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Almost never imaged---NGC 4030, 



    
        

            Geoff
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Almost never imaged---NGC 4030

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 24, 2017 ·  June 17, 2018
Frames:
57×600(9h 30′) -30°C
Integration:
9h 30′
Avg. Moon age:
2.34 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.54%

RA center: 12h00m42s.458

DEC center: -01°1001.70

Pixel scale: 0.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.658 degrees

Field radius: 0.287 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2000x2000

File size: 2.6 MB

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 4030 is a grand design spiral galaxy in Virgo, lying about 64 million light years.In 2007, a supernova explosion was discovered in the galaxy from images taken on February 19 from the 1 m Swope telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Designated SN 2007aa, it was a type IIP supernova positioned 68″.5 north and 60″.8 east of the galactic nucleus. The progenitor was a red giant star with 8.5–16.5 times the mass of the Sun.

I was not able to find any amateur images of this galaxy, which is quite strange considering its size  (4 arc minutes) and brightness (mag 10.6). I would have expected that its location in Virgo would have made it a target for both northern and southern imagers.

This is the first time it has appeared on Astrobin

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Almost never imaged---NGC 4030, 



    
        

            Geoff

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