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NGC 4756

NGC 4756, LEDA 43725, MCG-02-33-039, III 281, h 1464, GC 3276

RA: 12h 52m 52.57s
Dec: −15° 24′ 49.2″

Con: Corvus
Ch: MSA:844, U2:284, SA:14


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in cluster), E/dG

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 1.949′ x 1.258′
PA: 50°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-281

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, pS, resolvable."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 45 and brighter in the middle at 220X. There is a very faint companion to the southwest."

Brian Skiff

POSS: gx in pa50. stars: 43" in pa60; 2'.1 in pa42. M-2-33-33 11' WSW; I829 grp (M-2-33-35/38) of four ~8'.5 SW.

15cm - perhaps faintly vis, prob not.

25cm - fairly f, circ, 1' diam. broad concen, no *ar nuc. many f *s in fld. 180x.

30cm - seems elong NE-SW, but a m14 * 2' in pa35 and a m14.5 * 50" NE may be misleading. 2'x1'.5 w/mod concenm; circ inner parts and f nuc. 5Jun1983, USNO.

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