Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 4762 is a mag 10.1 barred lenticular galaxy in Virgo. It has apparent dimesions of 7.6 x
1.8 arc minutes and has distinctive, symmetrical shape for an edge-on. The galaxy to the
upper right is NGC 4754. These may be interacting, indicated by the bent ends on NGC 4762.
Date: Mar 27-30 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/10
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB: Luminance: 12x10 minutes unbinned; RGB: 6 each binned 2x2 - 8 min for
R,G, and 9 min for B for a total time of 4.5 hrs
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.