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RA: 12h 56m 48.1s
Dec: +48° 17′ 48″
Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:590, U2:75, SA:7
Mag: B=14.4, V=?
Size: 1.445′ x 0.616′
NGC 4837 was found by John Herschel who described it only as "A rather doubtful object; haze." There is nothing at the position he gives (12 54 30, +49 04.4), but exactly 30' south is a peculiar double system that he could have seen (m_B = 14.4) during his sweep. The CGCG gives this object the NGC number, and I see no reason not to do likewise. The MCG gives it two numbers, MCG +08-24-011 (the brighter south-preceding object), and +08-24-012, but did not label either one N4837. UGC only gives one number to the pair, and also did not adopt the NGC number.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRR,EL,BM,SEVDIFAPP) VDIF COM 1'F.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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