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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2010

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NGC4033, Josh Van Eck


NGC4033 is an eliptical Galaxy. They are generally round but stretch longer along one axis than along the other. It is made up of many thousands of stars, which at a distance aprear to form this eliptical shape.The number of galaxies cannot be counted the observable universe alone may contain 100 billion.This image was taken from a observatory in New Mexico, USA.

As shown in the picture above the galaxy apears to be very small in size relative to other galaxies. As a galaxy they typically have little color, however, It is easy to see its core because it is so bright. With a telescope it is relatively easy to see. With the Naked eye it would be rather dificult to see and might be mistaken for a star. The distance across this galaxy can be measured in arc minutes. (.0996'')

Coe, Steve. "NCG4033." Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews. <http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1670>.


Right Ascension (J2000) 12:00:36
Declination (J2000) -17:51:00
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 5x60 seconds in C, 300 seconds in BVR
Date observed

March 12, 2010 (C)
March 13, 2010 (BVR)