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NGC 4752 (10,410 of 18,816)


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NGC 4752

NGC 4752, LEDA 43555, III 82, GC 3272

RA: 12h 51m 29.1s
Dec: +13° 46′ 55″

Con: Coma Berenices
Ch: MSA:724, U2:194, SA:14


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Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=15.3, V=14.5

Size: 0.7′ x 0.3′
PA: 155°

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

NGC 4752 may be CGCG 071-058. WH's description "vF, S, E, r" fits very well -- but his position is 38 seconds off in RA, and 15 arcmin off in Dec. Dreyer notes that Bigourdan did not find the galaxy, and gives an additional offset from II 128 = N4689. That leads to a position that is within WH's observational error of the one in his table, so there is apparently no large error in his data collecting and reduction.

The fact that his description fits the CGCG galaxy so well, however, suggests that there is an error somewhere in WH's position. But it is not apparent from the information we have on the object, so I've put a question mark on the identity.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-082

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, S, E, r ." It was not found by Bigourdan.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads * DC.

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