M 58 (NGC 4579) Galaxy in Virgo

Located at: RA 12 hours 37 minutes 44 seconds, Dec +11 degrees 49 minutes 11 seconds

Size: 5.9' x 4.7' Magnitude: 9.6 visual Class: SAB(rs)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 600 minutes  (60 x 10 minute subs) 06/9/10/11/12/2010; seeing 2.5-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.6.3800.24688, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4579

NGC 4579 = M58 = U07796 = MCG +02-32-160 = CGCG 070-197 = PGC 42168
12 37 43.5 +11 49 06
V = 9.7;  Size 5.9x4.7;  SB = 13.1;  PA = 95d

17.5": bright, moderately large, slightly elongated 4:3 WSW-ENE, small very 
bright core, stellar nucleus.  Located 7.6' E of mag 8.3 SAO 100179.

13": bright, increase to a small bright core, slightly elongated E-W, diffuse 
halo.

- by Steve Gottlieb