NGC4438 Galaxy in Virgo

(RA 12h 27.8m , Dec. +13 01', 10.2 mag., 8.9 x 3.6 arcmin.)

(& NGC4435)

Part of Markarian's Chain, NGC4438 (left),together with NGC4435 (right), forms "The Eyes" 22' NEE of M86 (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below).

The above image was taken on May 12, 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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