Antilhue - Chile

NGC 4699 in Virgo
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Image Data

Designation NGC 4699,  Bennett 54,  Best 108
Object type Type  SBb spiral galaxy
Coordinates 12 h 49 min     - 08° 40'    Virgo  (Vir)
Description Visually this fine spiral is often mistaken for a structureless elliptical galaxy.  Only long exposures bring out the spiral arms and interesting bar-like detail near the very bright core. Distance from earth to this distant Virgo galaxy group member is estimated at 60 million light years.

North is down in this 15 x 10 arcmin field of view.  

Exposure LRGB 70:30:30:30 min @ -15°C,  all exposures 10 min unbinned
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with Astrodon CRGB filterset
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar, CCDSharp,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 02May05 @ 02:00 UTC 
Conditions Transparency 6/10,  Seeing 5/10, Temperature  + 15° C