sponsored by psychohistorian.org

DOCdb

Deep Sky Observer's Companion – the online database

 

Welcome, guest!

If you've already registered, please log in,

or register an observer profile for added functionality.

List:

log in to manage your observing lists

 browse:

 

 position:

 

 next:

 

 options:

summary

rename

prune

trim

remove

close

copy

combine

plan

bookmark

load

new

delete

marathon

favourite!

Full database:

Entire DOCdb database of 18,816 objects.

 browse:

 position:

NGC 4835 (10,661 of 18,816)

 next:

oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost

Object:

list

bookmark

finder chart

altitude today

altitude (year)

 search:

½°, , in DOCdb


Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/yivumoo/public_html/show_object.php on line 167

show browsing

NGC 4835

NGC 4835, AGC 29049, AM 1255-455, ESO 269-19, LEDA 44409, SGC 125517-4559.6, h 3448, GC 3327

RA: 12h 58m 7.8s
Dec: −46° 15′ 48″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:954, U2:402, SA:21

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sb...

Mag: B=12.54, V=11.74

Size: 4.365′ x 0.912′
PA: 150°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "bright, large, much elongated, gradually a little brighter in the middle, 90 arcseconds long, 25 arcseconds broad." His second observation was recorded as "faint, much elongated, very gradually brighter in the middle, 25 arcseconds." His final observation was recorded as "faint, much elongated in pos 147 ; very slightly brighter in the middle; 2' long. Taken beyond the meridian, and out of reach in RA."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls this a 12.5 mag barred spiral galaxy in Centaurus, 2.3' x 0.7', faint, pretty large, much elongated and very gradually brighter in the middle.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

"Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Reynolds, J.H. (1921)

Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone -40° to -90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.

Table, p601. 3x1, pa 140, "F"

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.

Photo index

by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p8.15, Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p1.23.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

QBS: SA(s)bc I-II:. m13 * 57" exactly E. m13 * 1'.4 out maj axis W of axis.

m14 * 1'.95 out maj axis; m13.5 * sl further away same direc. pair

3'.3 NW; 11" sep. closer * 2'.4 NNW. 9'.6 N of br *.

SGC: SB(rs)bc? II.

15cm - mod br & elong @ 80x. 140x: m13 * due E of center off halo, reaches 2/3

way to *. another m13 * just W of maj axis twd SE end; gx extends past

this * to m14 * farther off axis SE. gx 3'x0'.5 in pa150. f pair well NW

beyond (NW of) halo. m14-14.5 * nearer but on E side of NW tip about

defines other end, which seems fntr than SE end. mod broad concen to core

w/*ings & vf *ar nuc. 10' N of m7 *. BS, 3Mar1990, LCO.

Favourite lists

Lacaille's catalogue

The Messier objects

Dunlop's catalogue

The Bennett objects

The Caldwell list

Named DSOs

Object search

First search phrase

    and

Second search phrase

Type of object to include:

open cluster
globular cluster
planetary nebula
bright nebula
dark nebula
galaxy
galaxy cluster
asterism & stars
unverified/lost
nova

The Bug Report

DOCdb is still in beta-release.

Known issues, feature requests, and updates on bug fixes, are here:

> Bug Report

Feedback

Found a bug? Have a comment or suggestion to improve DOCdb? Please let us know!

> Contact us

Help!

DOCdb is a free online resource that exists to promote deep sky observing.

You could help by sharing your observations, writing an article, digitizing and proof-reading historical material, and more.

> Find out more

Everything on DOCdb.net is © 2004-2010 by Auke Slotegraaf, unless stated otherwise or if you can prove you have divine permission to use it. Before using material published here, please consult the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. Some material on DOCdb is copyright the individual authors. If in doubt, don't reproduce. And that goes for having children, too. Please note that the recommended browser for DOCdb is Firefox 3.x. You may also get good results with K-Meleon. Good luck if you're using IE. A successful experience with other browsers, including Opera and Safari, may vary.