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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2008

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Lost Galaxy (NGC 4526), Katie VanderHeide

Lost Galaxy

This is a color image of the Lost Galaxy (NGC 45260). It is a Lenticular Galaxy which means it is a type of disk galaxy which has used up or lost most of its interstellar matter and therefore has very little ongoing star formation. The Lost Galaxy was the host of both supernova SN1994D and SN1969E.

The lost Galaxy is located in the Virgo Cluster. It has a magnitude of 10.38 and is located between two 7th magnitude stars. The Lost Galaxy has an angular size of 4 arc minutes and a linear size of 55000 light years. It is a 55 million light years away.  

References:
The RASC's Finest N.G.C. Objects List.

Wikipedia.

The Sky Software

Right Ascension (J2000) 12:34:02.80
Declination (J2000) +07° 42' 01.0''
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 5x60 seconds in CBVR
Date observed

April 2, 2009 (CBVR) at 05:50:09 UTC