Object name: NGC4178
NGC 4178 is a rather odd barred spiral in northern Virgo some 33 to 55 million light-years distant. Redshift puts it at 33 million light-years but the mean of Tully Fisher measurements puts it at 55 million light-years. Most agree it is a true member of the Virgo Cluster thus making the Tully Fisher distance most likely the more accurate. Members of the cluster often show high velocities, some so high they are blue shifted. Also, the detail seen not only in my image but those of major scopes is consistent with the greater distance. NED shows it classified as SB(rs)dm HII. With the low redshift H alpha emission would be within the passband of my filter. I intended to take at least one image to see if I'd pick it up in the blue star clouds but the weather never cooperated so that didn't happen. It was discovered by John Herschel on April 11, 1825.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J12124643+1051578, 2MASX J12124644+1051575, 2MFGC 09611, AKARI J1212468+105206, ALFALFA 3-169, CGCG 069-088, CGCG 1210.3+1108, EVCC 0171, FAUST 3038, FAUST V002, HIPASS J1212+10, HIR J1212+1054, IC 3042, IRAS 12102+1108, IRAS F12102+1108, ISOSS 040, ISOSS J12127+1051, LDCE 0904 NED010, MCG +02-31-050, NGC 4178, NGC4178, NSA 140927, PGC 038943, SDSS J121246.24+105152.1, SDSS J121246.44+105157.4, UGC 07215, USGC U490 NED397, UZC J121246.5+105206, VCC 0066, [BEC2010] HRS 089, [HDL96] 069-145, [SLK2004] 0666,