Celestial Atlas
(NGC 4050 - 4099) ←     NGC Objects: NGC 4100 - 4149 Link for sharing this page on Facebook     → (NGC 4150 - 4199)
Click here for Introductory Material
QuickLinks:
4100, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116,
4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4126, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133,
4134, 4135, 4136, 4137, 4138, 4139, 4140, 4141, 4142, 4143, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4148, 4149

Page last updated Jul 26, 2011
WORKING: Add positions/physical data (per Steinicke)

NGC 4100 (= PGC 38370)
Discovered (Mar 9, 1788) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Ursa Major (RA 12 06 08.3, Dec +49 34 58)
SDSS image of NGC 4100
Above, a 6 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4100
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region around NGC 4100

NGC 4101
Discovered (Apr 6, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4102
Discovered (Apr 12, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4103
Discovered (Apr 30, 1826) by
James Dunlop (291)

NGC 4104
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4105
Discovered (Mar 7, 1791) by
William Herschel

NGC 4106
Discovered (Mar 7, 1791) by
William Herschel

NGC 4107 (=
NGC 4078)
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)
Per Dreyer, NGC 4107 (= John Herschel's GC 5617, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 11 59 35, NPD 78 37.4) is "a planetary nebula, pretty bright, small, a little extended, 10th or 11th magnitude star to southeast". The first IC adds (per Burnham) "delete planetary nebula; the star is northwest". The second IC adds "Not found by Frost on plates of 4 hours exposure. Observed by Burnham in 1891".

NGC 4108
Discovered (Apr 3, 1832) by
John Herschel

NGC 4109
Discovered (Apr 21, 1851) by
Bindon Stoney

NGC 4110
Discovered (Apr 1, 1848) by
William Parsons, 3rd Lord Rosse

NGC 4111
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4112
Discovered (Mar 2, 1835) by
John Herschel

NGC 4113 (=
NGC 4122)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1827) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4122)
Discovered (Apr 3, 1831) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4113)
The second IC notes (per Wolf, list VIII) "Nothing in this place".

NGC 4114
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel

NGC 4115
Recorded (Apr 3, 1826) by
John Herschel
A star in Coma Berenices (RA 12 07 09.4, Dec +14 24 25)

NGC 4116
Discovered (Mar 6, 1851) by
Bindon Stoney

NGC 4117
Discovered (Feb 6, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4118
Discovered (Apr 20, 1857) by
R. J. Mitchell

NGC 4119 (=
NGC 4124 = IC 3011 = PGC 38527)
Discovered (Jan 18, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4119)
Rediscovered (Mar 15, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4124)
Rediscovered (Feb 23, 1900) by Arnold Schwassmann (and later listed as IC 3011)
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SA(r)0) in Virgo (RA 12 08 09.5, Dec +10 22 44)
The second IC adds "Not found by Frost on plates of 4 hours exposure". Herschel's early observations were not as accurate as his later ones, and a poor position for his initial observation of this galaxy led to its being assigned two NGC numbers and (much later on) an IC number, as well. Based on its recessional velocity of 1680 km/sec, NGC 4119 is about 80 million light years away, in only fair agreement with a redshift-independent distance estimate of 55 million light years. Using the larger distance, its apparent size of 4.5 by 1.0 arcmin corresponds to about 100 thousand light years across.
 SDSS image of NGC 4119
Above, a 4.8 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4119
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region around NGC 4119

NGC 4120
Discovered (Apr 6, 1793) by
William Herschel

NGC 4121
Discovered (Sep 9, 1866) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4122 (=
NGC 4113)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1827) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4122)
Discovered (Apr 3, 1831) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4113)

NGC 4123
Discovered (Feb 23, 1784) by
William Herschel

NGC 4124 (=
NGC 4119 = IC 3011 = PGC 38527)
Discovered (Jan 18, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4119)
Rediscovered (Mar 15, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4124)
Rediscovered (Feb 23, 1900) by Arnold Schwassmann (and later listed as IC 3011)
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SA(r)0) in Virgo (RA 12 08 09.5, Dec +10 22 44)

NGC 4125
Discovered (Jan 4, 1850) by
John Hind

NGC 4126
Discovered (Mar 21, 1784) by
William Herschel

NGC 4127
Discovered (Dec 12, 1797) by
William Herschel

NGC 4128
Discovered (Apr 6, 1793) by
William Herschel

NGC 4129 (=
NGC 4130)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4129)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1866) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4130)

NGC 4130 (=
NGC 4129)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4129)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1866) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4130)

NGC 4131
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4132
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4133
Discovered (Dec 12, 1797) by
William Herschel

NGC 4134
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4135
Discovered (May 4, 1881) by
Édouard Stephan (11a-16)

NGC 4136
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4137
Discovered (May 4, 1881) by
Édouard Stephan (11a-17)

NGC 4138
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4139 (=
IC 2989)
Discovered (Aug 10, 1863) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4139)
Discovered (Mar 29, 1895) by Guillaume Bigourdan (and later listed as IC 2989)

NGC 4140 (=
NGC 4077)
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 4141
Discovered (Apr 17, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4142
Discovered (Apr 26, 1789) by
William Herschel

NGC 4143 (= PGC 38654)
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0) in Canes Venatici (RA 12 09 36.2, Dec +42 32 04)
Apparent size 2.3 by 1.4 arcmin. Used by the de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxy Types as an example of galaxy type SAB0-.
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 4143
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4143
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 4143

NGC 4144
Discovered (Apr 10, 1788) by
William Herschel

NGC 4145
Discovered (Mar 18, 1787) by
William Herschel

NGC 4146
Discovered (Apr 6, 1785) by
William Herschel

NGC 4147 (=
NGC 4153)
Discovered (Feb 15, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4153)
Discovered (Mar 14, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4147)

NGC 4148
Discovered (Feb 7, 1866) by
Heinrich d'Arrest

NGC 4149 (=
NGC 4154)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1789) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4149)
Discovered (Mar 18, 1790) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4154)
Celestial Atlas
(NGC 4050 - 4099) ←     NGC Objects: NGC 4100 - 4149     → (NGC 4150 - 4199)