NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 (NGC 4458/61)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the lenticular galaxies NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 in the constellation Virgo. When "the Eyes" are moved towards the bottom right, you can also see the galaxies NGC 4461 (lenticular) and NGC 4458 (elliptical) in the same field of view with the eVscope. In the eVscope 2 and even more so in the Vespera, there may be further galaxies in the field of view.

 

Introduction

The lenticular galaxies NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 in the constellation Virgo form "The Eyes" or also called "Eyes Galaxies". When "the Eyes" are moved towards the bottom right, you can also see the galaxies NGC 4461 (lenticular) and NGC 4458 (elliptical) in the same field of view with the eVscope.

NGC 4435      NGC 4438      NGC 4458     

NGC 4461

Size: 3.0' x 2.1'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 54 million light years (SkySafari)
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  Size: 9.2' x 4.0'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 37 million light years   (SkySafari)
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  Size: 1.6' x 1.5'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 53 million light years   (SkySafari)
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  Size: 3.6' x 1.2'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 39 million light years   (SkySafari)
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Map

The lenticular galaxies NGC 4435 (the smaller one) and NGC 4438 (the larger one) in the constellation Virgo (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021

         

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 7, 2021, photo on top processed

         

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021

         

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4435/38 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

     

NGC 4435/38 - May 30, 2021; "The Eyes" at the bottom right; NGC 4461/58 at the top left (1st third)

 

NGC 4435/38 - May 30, 2021, photo left processed

   

eVscope 2

         

NGC 4435/38 - Apr 17, 2022; "The Eyes" at about the center, M 86 to the right

 

NGC 4435/38 - Apr 17, 2022, photo left processed

 

Evaluation with Nova.astrometry.net

 

My Own Observations

Observations March to May 2021

Observations April 2022

 

References

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