DSS image of NGC4438
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4438, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4438
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4438, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right
The Eyes, The Nonet

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.1
Size  9.3' x 8.5' @ 27°
RA (2000)  12h 27' 45.6"
Dec (2000)  13° 0' 32" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  B, cL, vlE, r, sf of 2

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 18, 2004    Sentinel, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Small, distinct core, elongated 3:1 north-south, the very similar NGC4435 visible 5' north

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

[NGC4406] 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 NGC4438
Nearby objects for NGC4438
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.