NGC 4302 - Sc sp

NGC 4302

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: Sc sp

Filter: B

Telescope: WIYN 3.5-m
North right , East up
Field Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.7 arcminutes

RC3 Type: Sc: sp
RSA Type: Sc(on edge)
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 21.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -19.7

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 4302 is a well-defined edge-on galaxy where the bulge is divided cleanly by the planar dust lane. It is part of a binary pair with NGC 4298 . Both galaxies are members of the Virgo Cluster .