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NGC 4402

NGC 4402, LEDA 40644, MCG+02-32-044, UGC 7528, GC 2965

RA: 12h 26m 7.74s
Dec: +13° 06′ 42.6″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:725, U2:193, SA:13

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in cluster), Sb

Mag: B=13.6, V=?

Size: 3.548′ x 1.047′
PA: 90°

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History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 4402. See NGC 4443.

Historical observations

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This galaxy was discovered by Auwers with the Konigsberg Heliometer. The NGC calls it "faint, large, much elongated PA 90°."

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Supernovae

A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1976 (14.5p)

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM,EQDKLN.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "faint, pretty small, elongated 2X1, not brighter in the middle at 135X."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2008-05-04 22:30:00

Observing site: Pinnacles overlook

Telescope: C-8

[12h 26m 6s, 13 7m 0s] A small edge on, very faint.

Richard Ford

2013 March 10th, Sunday

Location:Perdeberg.

Time:1:39am.

Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.

Instrument:12-inch Dobsonian.

This galaxy's bright extensions almost has the shape of a minute cigarette and that the shape of this galaxy is elongated and well defined as a bright glow of white light at 75x.The bright extensions of this galaxy is seen almost edge on.From the central outskirts of this galaxy the nucleus of this galaxy is brighter than the extensions of it.This galaxy measures 5.7'x 2.8'with P.A:E/W.

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