NGC 4088 in UMa

NGC 4088 in UMa

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NGC 4088 is a spiral galaxy in UMa at right ascension 12:05.6 and Declination +50:33 with an apparent magnitude of 10.5 and apparent diameter of 5.8 arcmin. The smaller galaxy to the right is NGC 4085 approximately 11 arcmin away. NGC 4088 is a grand design galaxy with well defined spiral arms. It is included in Arp’s Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies as Arp #18. Both galaxies are members of the M109 group in UMa.

Image Date: 04/30/2008
Details: Exposure Time: 2.25 hrs Lum; 3.75 hrs unbinned RGB
Camera: Apogee  U9000
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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