Hershel 400 Objects in Virgo


Abbreviations in the CON column are the IAU versions.
The column TYPE has following abbreviations:
OPNCL = open cluster PLNNB = planetary nebula GLOCL = globular cluster CL+NB = open cluster and nebulosity BRTNB = bright emission or reflection nebula
Hubble Classification for galaxies or GALXY where no classification existed.

In the Herschel Column the Classes are:
I = Bright Nebulae III = Very Faint Nebulae V = Very Large
Nebulae
VII = Pretty Much Compressed
Clusters of Large or Small Stars
II = Faint Nebulae IV = Planetary Nebulae VI = Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars VIII = Coarsely Scattered
Clusters of Stars
NGC_#
Con
Type
RA_2000
Declination
Mag
Size
Hershel_#
Observation Notes
4030 VIR Sb 12 00.4 -01 05 12.4 4.2'X3.2' H I 121 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, Elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 0 at 135X. This is a high surface brightness galaxy with a 12th mag star to the north and a double star to the south which bracket the galaxy.
4179 VIR E8 12 12.9 +01 19 12.8 3.8'X1.0' H I 9 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 135, this is a nice edge on at 135X.
4216 VIR Sb 12 15.9 +13 09 11.2 8.5'X1.7' H I 35 pretty bright, large, much elongated with a very bright middle at 100X. The fascinating thing about this object is that it is within a 30' field of two other edge on galaxies. The northernmost is extremely faint, pretty small, very much elongated and not brighter in the middle. The southernmost is faint, pretty small, much elongated and somewhat brighter in the middle. With 4216 in the center of this array of spindle shaped galaxies, this is a spot that fascinated me.
4261 VIR E2 12 19.4 +05 50 12.0 3.5'X3.0' H II 139 and 4260 are in the same field at 100X. 4260 is pretty faint, pretty small and elongated. 4261 is pretty bright, pretty large, round and much brighter in the middle, it has a very faint companion about 5' away.
4273 VIR Sc 12 20.0 +05 21 12.3 2.5'X1.2' H II 569 is pretty bright, pretty small, much brighter in the middle and little elongated.
4281 VIR GALXY 12 20.4 +05 24 12.5 2.5'X1.2' H II 573 is pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat brighter in the middle and elongated 2X1.
4303 VIR Sc 12 22.0 +04 29 10.9 6.6'X6.4' H I 139 (M 61) is bright, large, irregularly round, much brighter in the middle and has a distinct nucleus using powers from 135X to 200X. The arms are mottled and in moments of good seeing some spiral structure can be seen. This observation was made in the central mountains of Arizona on a night I rated 7/10 for seeing and 8/10 for contrast. 4301 is a companion and is very faint, small, round and not brighter in the middle. Averted vision helps pick out this dim galaxy.
4365 VIR GALXY 12 24.5 +07 20 11.5 5.5'X4.5' H I 30 bright, pretty large, elongated 1.5X1, somewhat brighter middle at 100X.
4371 VIR GALXY 12 25.0 +11 43 12.1 4.5'X2.1' H I 22 pretty bright, considerably large, elongated 2X1, much brighter in the middle and has a bright nucleus at 100X.
4429 VIR Sa 12 27.5 +11 07 11.4 5.5'X2.5' H II 65 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus, very much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 110 at 110X. There is a 10th mag star 5 arcmin to the north.
4435 VIR E4 12 27.7 +13 05 11.9 3.2'X1.9' H I 28 pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat elongated.
4438 VIR Sap 12 27.8 +13 01 12.0 9.7'X3.9' H I 28 bright, pretty large, very much elongated, much brighter in the middle. 4438 and 4435 are elongated in the same PA.
4442 VIR GALXY 12 28.1 +09 49 11.2 4.5'X1.8' H II 156 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 80 at 100X. There is a faint double star 5 arcmin to the south.
4478 VIR E1 12 30.4 +12 20 12.2 1.7'X1.4' H II 124 Pretty bright, small, very bright middle, round at 100X. This is the closer of two companions to M 87 on the SW side.
4526 VIR E7 12 34.1 +07 43 10.6 7.0'X2.7' H I 31 Bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 120 at 100X. This is a nice spindle shape, Averted vision helps this galaxy quite a bit.
4527 VIR GALXY 12 34.2 +02 40 12.4 6.5'X2.2' H II 37 Bright, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 60, much brighter middle, companion to the north is faint, small and round. This galaxy is a nice edge on at 135X.
4535 VIR SBc 12 34.4 +08 13 11.1 7.8'X7.0' H II 500 Pretty bright, large, much brighter middle, stellar nucleus at 165X. It is little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 0. Very mottled with several stars involved.
4536 VIR Sc 12 34.5 +02 12 12.3 7.0'X2.8' H V 2 Bright, large, very much elongated 3.5 X 1 in PA 110, much brighter middle, a companion to the north is faint, pretty large, round and little brighter in the middle at 135X.
4546 VIR GALXY 12 35.5 -03 47 11.3 3.5'X1.7' H I 160 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elogated 2.5 X 1 in PA 90, much brighter middle, with a 10th mag star to the SE at 135X.
4550 VIR GALXY 12 35.6 +12 14 12.5 3.3'X0.9' H I 36 Pretty bright, pretty large, brighter middle, much elongated at 2.5 X 1 in PA 0 at 100X. M 89 is in the field.
4570 VIR E8 12 36.9 +07 15 11.8 4.2'X1.2' H I 32 Pretty bright, pretty large, brighter middle, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 165 at 100X.
4594 VIR Sa 12 39.9 -11 37 9.3 8.9'X4.1' H I 43 (M 104) bright, large, much elongated 3X1 E-W and very much brighter middle at 100X. The Sombrero Galaxy has an immediately noticed dark lane which is offset so that the nucleus sits on it.
4596 VIR SBa 12 40.0 +10 11 12.4 4.5'X4.0' H I 24 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 110 at 100X.
4636 VIR GALXY 12 42.9 +02 42 11.8 7.0'X5.0' H II 38 Bright, pretty large, irregularly round, high surface brightness, much, much brighter middle with a very bright nucleus at 165X.
4643 VIR SBa 12 43.4 +01 59 11.9 3.0'X3.0' H I 10 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 135 at 135X.
4654 VIR GALXY 12 44.0 +13 08 11.3 5.3'X2.9' H II 126 Bright, large, much brighter middle, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 120 at 100X. The core is also elongated in same PA.
4660 VIR E5 12 44.6 +11 12 12.1 2.4'X2.1' H II 71 Pretty bright, small, round, much brighter middle at 100X.
4665 VIR GALXY 12 45.2 +03 04 12.4 4.5'X4.5' H I 142 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle with an almost stellar nucleus, little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 0. There is a 10th mag star to the SW.
4666 VIR Sc 12 45.2 -00 27 12.0 4.5'X1.4' H I 15 Pretty bright, pretty large, bright middle with a stellar nucleus at 165X. Much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 45. There is a nice, delicate triple star to the south.
4697 VIR GALXY 12 48.6 -05 48 10.2 6.0'X3.8' H I 39 Bright, large, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA 45 at 100X, much brighter middle, almost stellar nucleus. Averted vision makes it grow in size.
4698 VIR GALXY 12 48.5 +08 30 12.1 3.5'X1.8' H I 8 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, much elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165 at 100X. It is between two 11th mag stars.
4699 VIR GALXY 12 49.1 -08 40 10.5 3.5'X2.7' H I 129 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, round, has a bright central nucleus at 135X. This high surface brightness galaxy grows with averted vision.
4753 VIR GALXY 12 52.4 -01 12 11.7 4.5'X2.5' H I 16 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 0 at 100X.
4754 VIR SO 12 52.4 +11 19 12.0 2.5'X1.0' H I 25 Pretty bright, pretty large, round, brighter middle at 100X.
4762 VIR SO 12 53.0 +11 14 11.1 9.0'X2.0' H II 75 Bright, large, much elongated 4 X 1 in PA 30, bright middle, hint of a dark lane at 165X.
4781 VIR SBc 12 54.4 -10 32 11.8 3.5'X1.8' H I 134 Pretty bright, large, much brighter middle, much elongated 2 X 1 in PA 110 at 100X. Two 11th mag stars are involved on the west side.
4845 VIR Sa 12 58.1 +01 35 12.9 5.2'X1.3' H II 536 Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat brighter middle, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 75 at 100X.
4856 VIR GALXY 12 59.3 -15 02 11.4 4.6'X1.6 H I 68 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle with an almost stellar nucleus, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 45 at 100X.
4866 VIR SO 12 59.4 +14 10 11.9 6.0'X1.3' H I 162 Bright, large, much brighter middle with a stellar nucleus, very much elongated 5 X 1 in PA 90. There is an 11th mag star in PA 300 from the nucleus, it is about the same magnitude as the nucleus at 135X.
4900 VIR GALXY 13 00.7 +02 30 12.8 2.5'X2.5' H I 143 Pretty bright, pretty large, little brighter in the middle, round, 10th mag star in PA 135 at 100X.
4958 VIR E6 13 05.7 -08 01 11.4 4.1'X1.4' H I 130 Pretty bright, pretty small, much brighter middle, an almost stellar nucleus in the center and very much elongated 4 X 1 in PA 20. This is a nice lens shaped galaxy at 135X.
4995 VIR Sb 13 09.6 -07 50 11.9 2.5'X1.7' H I 42 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, round at 100X.
5054 VIR Sb 13 16.9 -16 39 11.5 5'X3.1' H II 513 Pretty faint, pretty large, brighter middle, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA 45 at 100X.
5363 VIR Ep 13 56.2 +05 16 11.4 5.5'X3.5' H I 6 pretty bright, pretty large, round and much brighter middle. Near a 9th mag star. This is brightest of group.
5364 VIR Sb+p 13 56.3 +05 02 13.2 7.2'X5.5' H II 534 pretty faint, pretty large, round, somewhat brighter middle. Very mottled arms on this face on with low surface brightness.
5566 VIR Sb+ 14 20.4 +03 56 12.0 6.2'X2.3' H I 144 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle with an almost stellar nucleus, elongated 3 X 1 in PA 30 at 100X.
5576 VIR E2 14 21.1 +03 16 12.3 3.0'X2.3' H I 146 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter middle, round at 100X. The companion is pretty bright, pretty small and elongated, it is 5 arcmin to the SW of 5576.
5634 VIR GLOCL 14 29.6 -05 59 11.0 4.9' H I 70 bright, pretty large, not compressed globular cluster among all these galaxies. It is easy to find at 100X. 2 stars are resolved at 175X.
5746 VIR Sb 14 45.0 +01 49 12.3 7.4'X1.1' H I 126 bright, large, much brighter middle, much elongated north-south. There is an obvious central bulge at 135X. A dark lane cuts across the galaxy in moments of good seeing.
5846 VIR E0 15 06.5 +01 36 11.9 3.0'X3.0' H I 128 Pretty bright, pretty large, round, much brighter middle at 100X. There are two other galaxies in the field and a nice white and blue double star 5 arcmin west.