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NGC 4750 (= PGC 43426)
Discovered (Nov 8, 1798) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type (R)SA(rs)ab) in Draco (RA 12 50 06.5, Dec +72 52 28)
Based on a recessional velocity of 1625 km/sec, NGC 4750 is about 70 million light years away, in reasonable agreement with a redshift-independent distance estimate of 85 milion light years. Given that and its apparent size of 2.0 by 1.9 arcmins, the galaxy is about 45 thousand light years across.
Wikisky image of NGC 4750
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4750
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
Wikisky image of region around NGC 4750

NGC 4751 (= PGC 43723)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1836) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Centaurus (RA 12 52 50.6, Dec -42 39 36)
Apparent size 3.0 by 1.1 arcmin?

NGC 4752 (= PGC 43555)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 51 29.1, Dec +13 46 57)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4753 (= PGC 43671)
Discovered (Feb 22, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 10th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 12 52 22.1, Dec -01 12 00)
Apparent size 6.0 by 2.8 arcmin?

NGC 4754 (= PGC 43656)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1784) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Virgo (RA 12 52 17.6, Dec +11 18 50)
Apparent size 4.4 by 2.4 arcmin? Listed as a member (VCC 2092) of the Virgo Cluster.

NGC 4755 (= OCL 892), the Jewel Box = the
κ Crucis Cluster
Discovered (1751) by Nicolas Lacaille (II.12)
A 4th-magnitude open cluster (type I3r) in Crux (RA 12 53 39.0, Dec -60 21 42)
The cluster contains just over a hundred stars, and is one of the youngest in the Milky Way, with an age of only 10 million years, so many of them are relatively hot blue giants (upper Main Sequence stars). However, its brightest star is the M-type supergiant κ Crucis, which is already at the end of its life, despite its youth. The cluster lies about 6400 light years away, and its 10 arcmin wide apparent size spans about 20 light years.
ESO closeup of NGC 4755, the Jewel Box
Above, a 12 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4755 (Image Credit: ESO)
Below, the original ESO image, which was cropped to 12 arcmin above
ESO image of region near NGC 4755, the Jewel Box

NGC 4756 (= PGC 43725)
Discovered (Feb 8, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Corvus (RA 12 52 52.2, Dec -15 24 45)
Apparent size 1.7 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 4757 (= PGC 43715)
Discovered (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 12 52 49.9, Dec -10 18 39)
Apparent size 1.5 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 4758 (= PGC 43707)
Discovered (Mar 21, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude irregular galaxy (type Im?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 52 43.9, Dec +15 50 55)
Apparent size 3.0 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 4759 (=
NGC 4776 + NGC 4778 = PGC 43754 + PGC 43757)
(part of Hickson Compact Group 62 = NGC 4776 + 4778 + 4761 + 4764)

Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4759)
Discovered (May 5, 1836) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4776 and 4778)
A pair of 13th-magnitude galaxies in Virgo
"NGC 4759A" = NGC 4776 = PGC 43754 is a lenticular galaxy (type S0) at RA 12 53 04.5, Dec -09 11 59
"NGC 4759B" = NGC 4778 = PGC 43757 is a lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) at RA 12 53 05.7, Dec -09 12 14
Per Dreyer, NGC 4759 is "pretty large, double, with a 10th-magnitude star 2 arcmin to the southwest". William Herschel's observation (the basis of Dreyer's description) was of the pair of galaxies, while his son John's description was of the separate members of the pair, hence the multiple listings. For a detailed discussion and images of the galaxies, see their separate entries.

NGC 4760 (= PGC 43763)
Discovered (Mar 30, 1876) by
August Winnecke
An 11th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 07.2, Dec -10 29 41)
Apparent size 2.0 by 1.8 arcmin?

NGC 4761 (= PGC 43768 = HCG 62C)
(part of Hickson Compact Group 62 =
NGC 4776 + 4778 + 4761 + 4764)
Discovered (March, 1882) by Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E6) in Virgo (RA 12 53 09.7, Dec -09 11 51)
(Note: A Wikisky search for NGC 4761 incorrectly shows NGC 4778 (correctly labeled as part of NGC 4759), and the actual NGC 4761 is incorrectly labeled as NGC 4764. Apparent size 0.8 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4762 (= PGC 43733)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 10th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Virgo (RA 12 52 55.9, Dec +11 13 50)
Apparent size 8.7 by 1.7 arcmin? Listed as a member (VCC 2095) of the Virgo Cluster.

NGC 4763 (= PGC 43792)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Corvus (RA 12 53 27.1, Dec -17 00 21)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 4764 (= PGC 43760 = HCG 62D)
(part of Hickson Compact Group 62 =
NGC 4776 + 4778 + 4761 + 4764)
Discovered (March, 1882) by Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2) in Virgo (RA 12 53 06.7, Dec -09 15 27)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.2 arcmin? (Several listing mistakes noted for this object: (1) A Wikisky search for NGC 4764 shows NGC 4761, incorrectly labeled as NGC 4764, while the actual NGC 4764 is shown as PGC 43760; see the wide-field image at NGC 4776 for a correctly labeled view. (2) LEDA incorrectly lists NGC 4764 as identical to NGC 4778, and gives the PGC number for the incorrect galaxy.)

NGC 4765 (= PGC 43775)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 14.6, Dec +04 27 47)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 4766 (= PGC 43766)
Discovered (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 08.2, Dec -10 22 43)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4767 (= PGC 43845)
Discovered (Apr 21, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E5?) in Centaurus (RA 12 53 52.9, Dec -39 42 52)
Apparent size 2.6 by 1.2 arcmin?

PGC 43744 (= "NGC 4767A")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 4767A due to its general proximity to
NGC 4767
A 16th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Centaurus (RA 12 53 01.3, Dec -39 50 09)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.3 arcmin?

PGC 43954 (= "NGC 4767B")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 4767B due to its general proximity to
NGC 4767
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Centaurus (RA 12 54 44.9, Dec -39 51 11)
Apparent size 1.3 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 4768
Recorded (March, 1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V-19)
A 14th-magnitude star in Virgo (RA 12 53 17.2, Dec -09 31 54)

NGC 4769
Recorded (March, 1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V-19)
A 14th-magnitude star in Virgo (RA 12 53 18.0, Dec -09 32 11)

NGC 4770 (= PGC 43804)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxies (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 32.2, Dec -09 32 28)
Apparent size 1.5 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 4771 (= PGC 43784)
Discovered (Feb 24, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Scd?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 20.9, Dec +01 16 12)
Apparent size 3.8 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 4772 (= PGC 43798)
Discovered (Jan 24, 1784) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 29.0, Dec +02 10 07)
Apparent size 3.4 by 1.7 arcmin?

NGC 4773 (= PGC 43810 + PGC 43811)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1786) by
William Herschel
A pair of elliptical galaxies in Virgo
PGC 43810 = A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) at RA 12 53 35.9, Dec -08 38 18)
PGC 43811 = A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E4? pec) at RA 12 53 35.8, Dec -08 38 43)
Apparent size of PGC 43810 is 1.3 by 1.0 arcmin? of PGC 43811 is 0.4 by 0.4 arcmin? (does not agree with supposed type)

NGC 4774 (= PGC 43759), the Kidney Bean Galaxy
Discovered (Mar 17, 1787) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude ring galaxy (type Ring) in Canes Venatici (RA 12 53 06.6, Dec +36 49 08)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.4 arcmin?
SDSS image of NGC 4774, the Kidney Bean Galaxy
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4774

NGC 4775 (= PGC 43826)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1784) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Scd?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 45.9, Dec -06 37 22)
Apparent size 2.2 by 2.1 arcmin?

NGC 4776 (= part of
NGC 4759 = PGC 43754 = HCG 62B)
(part of Hickson Compact Group 62 = NGC 4776 + 4778 + 4761 + 4764)

Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as part of NGC 4759)
Discovered (May 5, 1836) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4776)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0 pec) in Virgo (RA 12 53 04.5, Dec -09 11 59)
Based on a recessional velocity of 3560 km/sec, NGC 4776 is about 165 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin (estimated from the image below), it is about 45 thousand light years across. Due to their overlapping position, NGC 4776 is "paired" with NGC 4778, as NGC 4759; but given their recessional velocity difference of 700 km/sec, they should be around 35 million light years apart, and are almost certainly not a physical pair. (Note: LEDA, NED and Steinicke list NGC 4776 as being about 2 arcmin across, but as shown in the image below, it is less than half that size; the mistake is probably related to the errors noted for cross-identifications of NGC 4759, 4761, 4764, 4776 and 4778.)
Wikisky image of NGC 4776 and 4778 (collectively also known as NGC 4759), also showing NGC 4761
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4759 (= NGC 4776 and 4778) and to its east, NGC 4761
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the trio; also shown is NGC 4764
Wikisky image of region near NGC 4776 and 4778 (collectively also known as NGC 4759), also showing NGC 4761 and 4764

NGC 4777 (= PGC 43852)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 58.5, Dec -08 46 31)
Apparent size 1.9 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 4778 (= part of
NGC 4759 = PGC 43757 = HCG 62A)
(part of Hickson Compact Group 62 = NGC 4776 + 4778 + 4761 + 4764)

Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as part of NGC 4759)
Discovered (May 5, 1836) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4778)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0+?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 05.7, Dec -09 12 14)
Based on a recessional velocity of 4260 km/sec, NGC 4778 is about 200 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 0.7 by 0.5 arcmin, it is about 40 thousand light years across. Due to their overlapping position, NGC 4778 is "paired" with NGC 4776, as NGC 4759; but given their recessional velocity difference of 700 km/sec, they should be around 35 million light years apart, and are almost certainly not a physical pair. (Note: LEDA lists NGC 4778 as identical to NGC 4764, and to add to the confusion, assigns the PGC listing for NGC 4761; search for PGC 43757 to access the correct information.) (Note: LEDA and Steinicke list NGC 4778 as being about 1.7 arcmin across, but it is less than half that size; the mistake is probably related to the errors noted for cross-identifications of NGC 4759, 4761, 4764, 4776 and 4778.)

NGC 4779 (= PGC 43837)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Virgo (RA 12 53 50.7, Dec +09 42 33)
Apparent size 2.1 by 1.8 arcmin?

NGC 4780 (= PGC 43870)
Discovered (1880) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V-20)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 05.2, Dec -08 37 15)
Apparent size 1.8 by 1.5 arcmin?

PGC 1000913 (= "NGC 4780A")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 4780A due to its proximity to
NGC 4780
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 03.1, Dec -08 39 12)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4781 (= PGC 43902)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBcd?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 23.6, Dec -10 32 10)
Apparent size 3.4 by 1.4 arcmin?

NGC 4782 (= PGC 43924)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Corvus (RA 12 54 35.8, Dec -12 34 09)
Apparent size 1.8 by 1.7 arcmin?

NGC 4783 (= PGC 43926)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0? pec) in Corvus (RA 12 54 36.4, Dec -12 33 29)
Apparent size 2.3 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 4784 (= PGC 43929)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 37.0, Dec -10 36 46)
Apparent size 1.9 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 4785 (= PGC 43791)
Discovered (Mar 1, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Centaurus (RA 12 53 27.1, Dec -48 44 59)
Apparent size 2.0 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 4786 (= PGC 43922)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 32.3, Dec -06 51 33)
Apparent size 1.6 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 4787 (= PGC 43875)
Discovered (Apr 3, 1867) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 05.8, Dec +27 04 06)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.3 arcmin? In same field of view as NGC 4789.

NGC 4788 (= PGC 43874)
Discovered (Apr 23, 1865) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 16.2, Dec +27 18 11)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4789 (= PGC 43895)
Discovered (Apr 6, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 19.2, Dec +27 04 04)
Apparent size 1.9 by 1.5 arcmin? In same field of view as NGC 4787.

PGC 43869 (= "NGC 4789A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 4789A
A magnitude 13.6 irregular galaxy (type IBm?) in
Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 05.5, Dec +27 08 50)
Physical Information: PGC 43869's distance is about 14 to 15 million light years (per the HST link below). Given that and its apparent size of about 2.1 by 1.1 arcmin for the brighter central regions and about 2.7 by 1.6 arcmin including the fainter outer regions (from the images below), the brighter regions span about 9 thousand light years, while the fainter regions cover an additional 2 to 3 thousand light years, making it a "dwarf" irregular galaxy. The mixture of young, hot blue Main Sequence stars and older, cooler red giants shows that stars have been forming in the galaxy throughout its existence.
SDSS image of region near irregular galaxy PGC 43869, also known as NGC 4789A
Above, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on PGC 43869
Below, a 3.6 arcmin wide SDSS image of the galaxy
SDSS image of irregular galaxy PGC 43869, also known as NGC 4789A
Below, a 2.0 by 2.2 arcmin wide image of the galaxy
(Image Credit ESA/Hubble/NASA; Acknowledgement Judy Schmidt)
HST image of irregular galaxy PGC 43869, also known as NGC 4789A

NGC 4790 (= PGC 43972)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 12 54 51.9, Dec -10 14 52)
Apparent size 1.5 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 4791 (= PGC 43950)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth (243)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 12 54 43.9, Dec +08 03 13)
Apparent size 1.3 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 4792 (= PGC 43999)
Discovered (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy in Corvus (RA 12 55 03.6, Dec -12 29 48)
The second IC adds (per Howe) "Doubtful". Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4793 (= PGC 43939)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 40.7, Dec +28 56 17)
Apparent size 2.9 by 1.5 arcmin?

NGC 4794 (= PGC 44012)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Corvus (RA 12 55 10.4, Dec -12 36 33)
Apparent size 1.7 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 4795 (= PGC 43998)
Discovered (Jan 23, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Virgo (RA 12 55 02.8, Dec +08 03 58)
Apparent size 2.3 by 1.6 arcmin?

NGC 4796 (= PGC 93119)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth (244)
A 15th-magnitude compact galaxy (type C?) in Virgo (RA 12 55 04.6, Dec +08 04 01)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 4797 (=
NGC 4798 = PGC 43981)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4798)
Discovered (Apr 21, 1865) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4797)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 55.3, Dec +27 24 46)
The second IC states (per W. list III (Wolf?)) "Not on Heidelberg plate". Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 4798 (=
NGC 4797 = PGC 43981)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 4798)
Discovered (Apr 21, 1865) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4797)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 12 54 55.3, Dec +27 24 46)

NGC 4799 (= PGC 44017)
Discovered (Apr 30, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Virgo (RA 12 55 15.4, Dec +02 53 48)
1.3 by 0.6 arcmin apparent size?
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 4799
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 4799
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 4799
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