NGC 4866 (UGC 8102) Galaxy in Virgo

Located at: RA 12 hours 59 minutes 27 seconds, Dec +14 degrees 10 minutes 15 seconds

Size: 9.2' x 1.3' Magnitude: 12.1 blue Class: SA(r)0+: sp (SB(rs)bc: HII Sbrst)*

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 Deep Sky filter, 220 minutes (22 x 10 minute subs), 06/14/15/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

The little disorganized galaxy to the west (right) is UGC 8091 (1.8'x1.3', mag 14.4v, Cl: Im).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4866

NGC 4866 = UGC 08102 = MCG +02-33-045 = CGCG 071-092 = PGC 44600
12 59 27.1 +14 10 16
V = 11.2;  Size 6.3x1.3;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 87d

17.5": fairly bright, large, edge-on 5:1 E-W, 5.0'x1.0', prominent core, stellar 
nucleus.  A mag 13 star is embedded on the W side 0.8' WNW of center.  The core 
appears slightly offset towards the star or the extension W of the core may 
appear less prominent due to the glare.

- by Steve Gottlieb
* NED Classification