DSS image of NGC4778
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC4778, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC4778
Overlaid DSS image of NGC4778, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right
GC 3290, h 3438, HCG 62A, Holm 477B, MCG -01-33-037, NGC4759A, PGC 43757

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  13.47
Size  0.7' x 0.5' @ 120°
RA (2000)  12h 53' 5.8"
Dec (2000)  9° 12' 14" S
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vF, S, R, vlbM, f of Dneb, member of HCG 62

Observing Notes

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

Small, stellar core, round, no other structure noted, a close pair with NGC4776 with the combination also cataloged as NGC4759, William Herschel saw only the merged pair, it was John who separated the pair and cataloged the two separately
Other Data Sources for NGC4778
Nearby objects for NGC4778
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.