NGC4406 - M86
DSS image of NGC4406
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4406, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4406
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4406, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.2
Size  9.8' x 7.4' @ 130°
RA (2000)  12h 26' 11.8"
Dec (2000)  12° 56' 46" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vB, L, R, gbMN

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
16 Apr 1999 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Galaxies everywhere! about 6 in field or just outside, M86 just a bit brighter than M84 both round with brighter cores

Charles Messier
18 Mar 1781

Nebula without star, in Virgo, on the parallel & very near to the nebula above, No. 84 [M84]: their appearances are the same, & both appear together in the same field of the telescope"

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

h., very bright, resolvable? nf G.C. 4435, 4438 [NGC4435 and NGC4438]. In this neighborhood Lowe sees 7 nebulæ in large field with fine 15½-in. Calver.
Other Data Sources for NGC4406
Nearby objects for NGC4406
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.