NGC 4216

Full resolution (1600x1200 px  220kB)

150% resolution (420kB)

Object identification (220kB)

Inverted image showing a faint stellar stream (600kB)

Object data of NGC4216

Object type: galaxy (SBb)
Size: 7.8' x 1.8'
Magnitude: 11.1 mag
Constellation: Vir
Distance: 40 Mio Ly

The three edge-on galaxies NGC4216 (in the center of the image), NGC4222 (top left) and NGC4206 (bottom right) are members of the Virgo galaxy cluster.

In the east of NGC4216 one can find a very faint structure, which could be a stellar stream. This tail is much better visible in the inverted image.

 The two dwarf galaxies PGC39324 and PGC39303 are maybe connected with the stellar stream.

Exposure data

Date: 2009-04-21+24 + 2009-05-16+17+19+20
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 2x2
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: L 36x12m / R 12x8m / G 12x8m / B 12x8m
Exposure time total: 12h 00m