DSS image of NGC4278
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4278, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4278
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4278, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.2
Size  4' x 3.6'
RA (2000)  12h 20' 6.7"
Dec (2000)  29° 16' 51" N
Constellation  Coma Berenices
Description  vB, pL, R, mbM, r, 1 of 3

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 2, 2003    Kartchner Caverns State Park, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Round, moderately bright, core bright with even halo, 3.5' NE is companion NGC4283, small and much less bright with a distinct core, very few field stars

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Nucleus like 10 mg. star; a faint nebula nf this. [NGC4283]
Other Data Sources for NGC4278
Nearby objects for NGC4278
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.