Object name: NGC4939
NGC 4939 is another rarely seen face on spiral galaxy, about 160,000 light-years distant by redshift, located in southern Virgo about 5 degrees west of Spica and 6 degrees east of the far more well known Sombrero Galaxy, M104. It was discovered by William Herschel on March 25, 1786 and is in the second Herschel 400 Observing Program. It made my to-do list for both being a very lonely but disturbed looking face on spiral and for being on the that Herschel 400 list. At -10 degrees I need a very good night for it and this year those just didn't happen. Seeing turned awful right after I started the run but since I was sleeping I didn't know that until I went to process it.
Related Designation(s):2MASX J13041438-1020225, 2PBC J1304.0-1019, 2XMM J130414.3-102021, 2XMMp J130414.3-102021, 6dF J1304143-102022, AGC 530010, AKARI J1304141-102026, CGS 440, GSC 5539 00556, HIPASS J1304-10, IGR J13042-1020, IGR J13042-1020:[RTB2010] 1, IRAS 13016-1004, IRAS F13016-1004, LQAC 196-010 001, MCG -02-33-104, NGC 4939, NGC4939, PGC 045170, USGC S201 NED01, USNO-B1.0 0796-0240939, [RTB2010] J130414.2-102020.7 , [VCV2001] J130414.3-102023, [VCV2006] J130414.3-102023,