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Page last updated Jul 20, 2012
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NGC 4050 (= PGC 38049)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(r)ab) in Corvus (RA 12 02 53.9, Dec -16 22 27)
Based on a recessional velocity of 1760 km/sec, NGC 4050 is about 80 million light years away, in good agreement with redshift-independent distance estimates of 80 to 140 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 3.1 by 2.1 arcmin, it is about 70 thousand light years across.
Wikisky image of NGC 4050
Above, a 3.6 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4050
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
Wikisky image of region around NGC 4050

NGC 4051
Discovered (Feb 6, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4052
Discovered (Mar 8, 1837) by
John Herschel

NGC 4053 (= PGC 38069)
Discovered (May 9, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 03 11.5, Dec +19 43 45)
Per Dreyer, NGC 4053 (= d'Arrest, Marth 228, 1860 RA 11 56 01, NPD 69 30.0) is "faint, very small, very little extended, almost stellar".

NGC 4054
Discovered (Apr 17, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4055 (=
NGC 4061)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4061)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4055)

NGC 4056
Discovered (Mar 18, 1865) by
Albert Marth (229)

NGC 4057 (=
NGC 4065)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4065)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4057)

NGC 4058
Discovered (Mar 24, 1868) by
George Searle (257, HN 37)

NGC 4059 (=
NGC 4070)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4070)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4059)

NGC 4060
Discovered (Mar 18, 1865) by
Albert Marth (230)

NGC 4061 (=
NGC 4055)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4061)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4055)

NGC 4062
Discovered (Mar 20, 1787) by
William Herschel

NGC 4063
Discovered (Jan 2, 1878) by
David Todd (12b)

NGC 4064
Discovered (Dec 29, 1861) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4065 (=
NGC 4057)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4065)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4057)

NGC 4066
Discovered (Feb 24, 1827) by
John Herschel

NGC 4067
Discovered (Mar 15, 1784) by
William Herschel

NGC 4068 (=
IC 757)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1789) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4068)
Discovered (Mar 11, 1886) by Guillaume Bigourdan (and later listed as IC 757)

NGC 4069
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4070 (=
NGC 4059)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4070)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1832) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4059)

NGC 4071
Discovered (Mar 4, 1835) by
John Herschel

NGC 4072
Discovered (Apr 3, 1872) by
Ralph Copeland

NGC 4073
Discovered (Dec 20, 1784) by
William Herschel

NGC 4074
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4075
Discovered (Apr 14, 1828) by
John Herschel

NGC 4076
Discovered (Apr 27, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4077 (=
NGC 4140)
Discovered (Dec 20, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4077)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1863) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4140)

NGC 4078 (=
NGC 4107)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1863) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4107)
Discovered (Mar 23, 1865) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4078)

NGC 4079
Discovered (Apr 15, 1828) by
John Herschel

NGC 4080
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4081
Discovered (Jun 18, 1884) by
Lewis Swift (1-20)

NGC 4082
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth (232)

NGC 4083
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth (233)

NGC 4084
Discovered (Apr 26, 1865) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4085
Discovered (Apr 12, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4086
Discovered (May 2, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4087
Discovered (Feb 24, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4088 (=
Arp 18 = PGC 38302)
Discovered (Mar 9, 1788) by William Herschel
A 10th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SAB(rs)bc) in Ursa Major (RA 12 05 34.6, Dec +50 32 26)
NGC 4088's recessional velocity of 755 km/sec is too small for a reliable distance estimate, as peculiar (non-Hubble-expansion) velocities could represent a substantial part of the value. And in fact, the corresponding distance is considerably less than redshift-independent distance estimates of 45 to 60 million light years. Presuming the actual distance is a little over 50 million light years, the galaxy's apparent size of 5.8 by 2.2 arcmin suggests that it is about 90 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of NGC 4088, also known as Arp 18
Above, a 6 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4088, also known as Arp 18
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region around NGC 4088, also known as Arp 18

NGC 4089
Discovered (May 4, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4090
Discovered (May 2, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4091
Discovered (May 2, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4092
Discovered (May 2, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4093
Discovered (May 4, 1864) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4094
Discovered (May 7, 1836) by
John Herschel

NGC 4095
Discovered (Apr 26, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4096
Discovered (Mar 9, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4097
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4098 (=
NGC 4099)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4098)
Discovered (Dec 27, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4099)

NGC 4099 (=
NGC 4098)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4098)
Discovered (Dec 27, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4099)
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