NGC4450 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

this SA(s)ab-typed galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices was first detected by William Herschel in 1784.Sized 5,1′ × 3,9′ with an apparent magnitude of about 10th mag. this galaxy nevertheless has a real distance of 55.000 light-years and is a prominent member of the Virgo-Galaxy-Cluster.

In its active center there could be identified a supermassive black hole.


position (epoch2000):

RA.: 12h 28m 29,6s
Decl.: +17° 05′ 05″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 26x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,a total of 17.7 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you have a look to 77%  (17`x 17`) of the FOV of the FLI-CCD-camera.For full resolution click here.Noth is up

this is a more detailed version of NGC4450:

here you have a look to NGC4450 with the HST




Last modified on Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:18

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