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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2005

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Lost Galaxy, Gloria Bak

Lost Galaxy

This is a colored filter image of Lost Galaxy, or NGC 4526. It is a type of Lenticular Galaxy and is a spiral galaxy. It is located between two 7th magnitude stars and in the constellation Virgo. It has a very bright, very large, elongated core.

This galaxy is an excellent example that a galaxy can have horizontal-vertical component in galaxies. It has a twisted disk that the left side is curled down (horizontally) and the right side vertically. It tells that the galaxy is asymmetric. Its shape shows that its spiral galaxies also have a disk. Unfortunately, the distance could not be found.

 

References:

The Sky software

The RASC's Finest N.G.C. Object List

Greydon Moore

 

Right Ascension (J2000) 12:34:02.8
Declination (J2000) +07°42'01"
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter

300 seconds in BVRC

Date observed

March 9, 2005 (BVR)
April 1, 2005(C)