Belonging to the Virgo Cluster of galaxies,NGC4527 can be seen with 10.5mag visual brightness an an apparent size of 6.3 x 2.1 arc-minutes easily with mid-sized telescopes.In the center of this barred-spiral of type SAB(s)bc starburst takes place.
Its real distance of 75 mio.light-years is not well determined.William Herschel first detected this galaxy in 1784.
RA.:12h 34m 08,4s
Decl.: +02° 39′ 13″
LRGB image with L = 21x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 15.0 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803
Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you can see NGC4527 in a 94% FOV of our telescope-setup.For full resolution click here
here is a more detailed look to NGC4527: