NGC 4753 (UGC 8009) Galaxy in Virgo

Located at: RA 12 hours 52 minutes 22 seconds, Dec -01 degrees 11 minutes 58 seconds

Size: 6.0' x 2.8' Magnitude: 10.9 blue Class: I0

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 500 minutes (50 x 10 minute subs), 06/2/4/5/2015; seeing 2.6-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Imaging in the south as the moon is away to the east.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4753
NGC 4753 = UGC 08009 = MCG +00-33-016 = CGCG 015-029 = PGC 43671
12 52 22.0 -01 11 58
V = 9.9;  Size 6.0x2.8;  SB = 12.9;  PA = 80d

17.5": bright, large, oval 2:1 E-W, the halo brightens down to a small very 
bright core.  Overall, an impressive galaxy.  Mag 9 SAO 139015 is 8' ESE and mag 
7.8 SAO 13910 16' NNW.

- by Steve Gottlieb