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Coma Berenices

Challenge #3 – C29

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C38 (NGC 4565) Spiral Galaxy 12h 36m 21s +25° 59′ 15″ Coma Berenices +9.1 17×3 arcmin Overview You might guess from the dimensions in the table above that this is an edge-on galaxy, i.e. it is long and thin. William Herschel discovered it in April 1785, remarking […]

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Challenge #2 – C27

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size C35 (NGC 4889) Elliptical Galaxy 13h 00m 08s +27° 58′ 37″ Coma Berenices +11.4 2.6×1.7 arcmin Overview Herschel discovered this supergiant elliptical galaxy in 1785, recording it as a ‘nebulous patch’. But C35 is definitely not that! This galaxy a long, long way away from our home.

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M91, Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M91 (NGC 4548) Barred Spiral Galaxy 12h 35m 27s +14° 29′ 46″ Coma Berenices +10.0 5.5×4.5 arcmin Overview This barred spiral galaxy was discovered M91 but shrouded it in mystery when he recorded its coordinates incorrectly in his notes. Suggestions for the ‘real’ M91 have included a

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