DSS image of NGC4759
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4759, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4759
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4759, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right
H II-559, HCG 62A/B, Holm 477

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15
Size  1.7' x 1.1' @ 100°
RA (2000)  12h 53' 5.3"
Dec (2000)  9° 12' 8" S
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pL, double, *10 sp 2', pair NGC4776 & NGC4778

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
3 Apr 2011 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

Actually a double galaxy the two members of which which are individually identified as NGC4776 and NGC4778, the pair is quite visible with the 18", but was just separable under very good conditions, NGC4761 is 1' east and NGC4764 is 3.5' south, the quartet making up the compact group HCG 62
Other Data Sources for NGC4759
Nearby objects for NGC4759
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.