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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.

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