I thought I would explore a pair of lenticular galaxies that I first noticed in a Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) plate. Galaxies NGC 4762 and NGC 4754 are located in the constellation Virgo due west of the 2.8 magnitude star, Vindemiatrix. NGC 4762, the galaxy to the left, is especially interesting with its edge on view and faint outreaching arms. Weeks of cloudy skies allowed me to only make a total of 2.6 hours of exposures.
Date Imaged :
March 22, 2009
Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8
Astrodon LR(G)B 10,3,3 x 10 minutes
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines