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Peculiar galaxy Ngc 4731 in Virgo

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#1 Raul Leon

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 03:40 PM

Hi, here's my observation from 4/7/ 2021: Ngc 4731 is a peculiar spiral galaxy in Virgo  : magnitude: 11.39 size : 6.3'x2.1' ; It is large ; fairly bright ; integral symbol shaped,  with a bright, mottled bar towards the center, patchy and dusty towards both outer arms. At the top center towards a star is Ngc 4731A, a companion galaxy magnitude:13.25

Transparency: 7/10  ; Seeing:8/10 ; I used my 14.5 Starstructure Dob f/4.3 with a 8mm Ethos at 198x 

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Edited by Raul Leon, 16 April 2021 - 09:17 PM.

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#2 Scoper47

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 06:33 PM

Great sketch Raul of N 4731.  I don't think I've ever seen it with the long S curving ends.  I'll try for it next time out with one of my scopes.  I didn't know it was integral symbol shaped.

I have seen UGC 3697, the "Integral Sign Galaxy" in Cam., but just barely as an extremely faint 13v smudge between two stars.


Edited by Scoper47, 16 April 2021 - 06:37 PM.


#3 TelescopeBah

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 06:21 PM

Very nice sketch! I don't think I have seen this one before but I want to try, looks quite interesting!

#4 niteskystargazer

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 02:39 PM

Raul,

 

Fine sketch of Peculiar galaxy NGC 4731 (In Virgo) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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#5 Raul Leon

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 08:37 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments and likes 



#6 Randolph Jay

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:37 PM

Very nice!
Clear skies,
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#7 pedrovillamiel

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 05:37 AM

Nice design. I haven't seen it yet but hope to see it on the next outing.
Thanks for showing.
Best regards. Pedro




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