NGC 4492
DSS image of NGC 4492
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 4492, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 4492
IC 3438, MCG+01-32-089, UGC 7656, PGC 41383, SDSS J123059.71+080440.3, Gaia DR3 3902665193637793536

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  12.6
Size  1.04' x 0.915' @ 50°
Right Ascension  12h 30' 59.8"  (2000)
Declination  8° 4' 40" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pF, pL, vglbM, 2* nr
Classification  SA
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3438 = NGC 4492. Schwassmann has two entries for the galaxy in his table, but from different plates. The descriptions are comparable, and the positions are about 10 arcsec different, but still within the boundaries of the image of the galaxy.

The identity was first suggested by Adelaide Ames in her Virgo Cluster list of the 1930's. It was picked up by the de Vaucouleurs for RC1, and also by Zwicky, Herzog, and Wild for CGCG. Wolfgang adopted the identity for his list, and Bob Erdmann also noticed the identity. He alerted me, and I have finally got the two galaxies equated here. Sometimes, it takes more than a village.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for NGC 4492
Nearby objects for NGC 4492

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NGC 4492