NGC 4725

Telescope: 2.1-meter Cassegrain Reflector, f/2.63
Camera: Custom CCD Imager, 2048 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: 12 minutes each RGB. Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.
Location: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona (Elevation 6880')
Image Center (J2000): RA 12h 50m 31s, DEC +25° 31' 06"
Image Size: 9' x 9'

An intermediate barred spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices. An odd one-armed spiral galaxy with a sharply brighter nucleus. Its many H-II regions trace the spiral arm. The central bar, its unusual prominent ring and faint filaments nears its nucleus can all be seen in this image.


Kitt Peak National Observatory Archive files:

Red: ngc4725_R_dr4.fits
Green: ngc4725_V_dr4.fits
Blue: ngc4725_B_dr4.fits
H-Alpha: ngc4725_HA_dr4.fits
NGC 4725, An intermediate barred spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices. An odd one-armed spiral galaxy with a sharply brighter nucleus. Its many H-II regions trace the spiral arm. The central bar, its unusual prominent ring and faint filaments nears its nucleus can all be seen in this image.