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NGC 4724

NGC 4724, LEDA 43494, MCG-02-33-022, III 280, h 1449, GC 3250

RA: 12h 50m 54.1s
Dec: −14° 19′ 50″

Con: Corvus
Ch: MSA:820, U2:284, SA:14

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, E

Mag: B=15, V=?

Size: 0.954′ x 0.588′
PA: 95°

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

NGC 4724 is the fainter of a double galaxy seen by both Herschels. It figures in the identification of NGC 4726, NGC 4740 = NGC 4727, and IC 3834, all of which see.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-280

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "0.5' preceding II.298, eF, eS, stellar at 240 power, doubtful."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,ALMSTEL.

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940)

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.

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Steve Coe

Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, small, round and somewhat brighter in the middle at 220X."

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