Object name: NGC4359
NGC 4359 is a late type near edge-on spiral galaxy in northern Coma Berenices. It was discovered by William Herschel on March 20, 1787. It is in the second Herschel 400 program. My main reason for taking it is in my attempt to catch as many in that program as I can from this northern declination. Note the odd dust lane running diagonally across the galaxy's disk just west of the brighter core region. This reminds me a bit of the dust bands seen across M81. In the case of M81, they are due to dust in our galaxy. The entire field is full of galactic cirrus so it isn't surprising. Here there's very little cirrus so I suspect the dust is in NGC 4539 itself. I had no idea the band existed until it popped out of my processing. I see it in the SDSS images though it seems a bit stronger in mine for some reason.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J12241114+3131178, 2MASX J12241105+3131177, 2MASXi J1224113+313117, 2MFGC 09762, ASK 511874.0, CGCG 1221.7+3147, CGCG 158-099, EON J186.047+31.522, HDCE 0706 NED064, HIJASS J1224+31, IRAS 12216+3147, IRAS F12216+3147, KUG 1221+317, LDCE 0867 NED107, LGG 279:[G93] 010, MCG +05-29-079, NGC 4359, NGC4359, NSA 089276, PGC 040330, SDSS J122411.16+313119.0, SDSS J122411.17+313119.0, UGC 07483, USGC U478 NED06, UZC J122411.4+313118, WSRT-CVn [KOV2009] 01, [BEC2010] HRS 133, [KVB99] 17,