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NGC 4298 / 4302

Classification: Sprial Galaxy / Edge-On
Constellation: Coma Berenices (COM)
Object Location: Ra 12h 22m 35s Dec +14° 30’15” (current)
Size & Distance: 4298= 3.2x1.9, 4302= 5.3x1.0 Apx 55 Million light years.

Date & Location: 04-29-2017 Little Blair Valley, CA
Exposure: LRGB 94-60-60-60 L-7x13.3, RGB-4x15 (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/5.23 using an Astro-Physics TCC160 F/L 941mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4 / ATS 10x36 pier
Camera: FLI-MLx694 @-30c / FLI CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon G2 50mm LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.10, Photoshop CS5, CCDStack, Topaz Labs.

Notes: Sky conditions: Fair seeing, No wind, Temp 50-40°
Cropped Image Field of view is 19.8 x 16.45 arcmin.

NGC 4298 (Face-on) and NGC 4302 (Edge-on) is a pair of galaxies in Coma-Berenices. They sit at about 55 million light-years and are part of the Virgo galaxy Cluster..
In the upper left corner sit two PGC Galaxies, PGC-40066 is 1.2 x 0.7, PGC-165108 the dim one is 0.5 x 0.3 arc-min.