NGC4216 Galaxy in Virgo

(RA 12h 15.9m , Dec. +13 09', 10.0 mag., 7.8 x 1.6 arcmin.)

Very nice edge-on spiral galaxy located about 130' SW on M99 (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below). Faint NGC4222 (another edge-on system) is located 12' NE of NGC4216 (visible in the upper-right corner of the image above).

This image was taken on April 28, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white integrations (240 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 2 x 3. North is up.

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