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NGC 4457 (9,581 of 18,816)


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NGC 4457

NGC 4457, LEDA 41101, MCG+01-32-075, UGC 7609, II 35, h 1286, GC 3009

RA: 12h 28m 59s
Dec: +03° 34′ 16.4″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:749, U2:238, SA:13


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), SB0/Sa

Mag: B=11.9, V=?

Size: 2.754′ x 2.344′
PA: 82°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-035

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB mbM."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,HISB,FDIF RG.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 9 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p9.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.7M; 2' x 1.6' extent; small, bright oblong with much brighter center and stellar core; !good supernova prospect! see photo at HAG-9; 20' to E is DBL ST Struve 1648 (8" separation @ PA 040; 7.9-9.6M)."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 5 10 1:19:32

Observing site: Little Tycho Observatory

Telescope: C-8

[12h 29m 0s, 3 34m 0s] A very faint smudge, in tonight's hazy skies. Best in the 18, and found only with the finder chart.

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