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NGC 4536

NGC 4536

Drawing data

NGC 4536 Vir GX
NGC 4533 Vir GX
Date(s) of observation:
2009.04.25/26. Ágasvár
Place(s) of observation:
Telescope(s) used:
16" f/4.4 Dobsonian (MCSE)
Enlargement(s) used:
196x (9mm Nagler)
Field size:
Author / Observer:
Peter Kiss


Fantastic galaxy. The bright inner section of the spiral arms is visible at first glimse. But after a little time the fainter extensions of the arms show up as well. It is getting uniformly and rapidly brighter towards the center, but no stellar core is visible. It is a little gem in the sea of galaxies of the Virgo Cluster. NGC 4533 (at the bottom of the field) is a 14.6 mag, very elongated, edge-on galaxy in the photos. Unfortunately I didn't pay so much attention to it and only saw its central part.

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