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NGC 4698

NGC 4698, LEDA 43254, MCG+02-33-024, UGC 7970, III 6, I 8, GC 3228

RA: 12h 48m 22.98s
Dec: +08° 29′ 14.8″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:748, U2:194, SA:14


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Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), Sa

Mag: B=12.1, V=?

Size: 3.715′ x 2.137′
PA: 170°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-008, H III-006

This galaxy is a member of the Virgo Cluster.

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

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads HISBSPN,DIFHALO.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, much elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165 at 100X. It is between two 11th mag stars."

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.8M; 2.8' x 1' extent; fairly bright oblong with brighter center and 8M star 6' to WNW; 1 degree NE of 5M 32 VIR; !good supernova prospect!."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 6 6 23:28:8

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[12h 48m 24s, 8 29m 0s] A bright nucleus, surrounded by an amorphous halo. Between 2 11mv stars. Sa/Sb.

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