Spiral Galaxy NGC 4939 in Virgo

Spiral Galaxy NGC 4939

A 14 minute exposure with an ST-6 CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch F/8.1 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope. The field of view is about 5x7 arc minutes, with North at the top.

Quote from The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:

"Very small bright nucleus...... in bright central lens with pseudo inner ring 1.3x0.7 arc minutes, two main knotty filamentary arms."

NGC 3362 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. This galaxy has a Seyfert Type II Active Galactic Nucleus.

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George Normandin, KAS

June 5th, 2001