NGC4388 Galaxy in Virgo

(RA 12h 25.8m , Dec. +12 40', 11.0 mag., 5.7 x 1.6 arcmin.)

This edge-on spiral galaxy is located just 15' S of M84 / M86 pair (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below). It is also a member of Markarian's Chain.

The above image was taken on April 28, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer and the telescope was 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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