NGC 4725 (UGC 7989) Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Located at: RA 12 hours 50 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +25 degrees 30 minutes 01 seconds

Size: 10.7' x 8.0' Magnitude: 10.1 blue Class: SAB(r)ab pec

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 540 minutes (54 x 10 minute subs), 04/25/26/29/30/2008; seeing 2.5-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

The small galaxy to the west (right) of NGC 4725 is NGC 4712 (2.6'x1.1', mag 13.3b, Cl: SA(s)bc). See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4725

NGC 4725 = UGC 07989 = MCG +04-30-022 = CGCG 129-027 = PGC 43451
12 50 26.3 +25 30 03
V = 9.4;  Size 10.7x7.6;  SB = 14.0;  PA = 35d

13.1": very bright, impressive, very small bright core, elongated SW-NE, large 
halo.  Structure is suspected with the WSW edge possibly brighter.  N4712 lies 
12' WSW.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4712
NGC 4712 = UGC 07977 = MCG +04-30-021 = CGCG 129-025 = PGC 43368
12 49 34.2 +25 28 12
V = 12.8;  Size 2.5x1.1;  SB = 13.7;  PA = 160d

13.1": faint, diffuse, very elongated ~N-S, even surface brightness.  Located 
11.9' WSW of N4725.

- by Steve Gottlieb