ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 4274 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices

NGC 4274                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

13 Mar. 2004
105 min. Total
15 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This type Sa or SBa Galaxy is perhaps 44 million light years distant.   What looks like an outer ring is not.  The ring is broken and associated with two arms that overlap.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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