VCC 2095 (NGC 4762).This galaxy has a very thin, edge-on disk, extending all the
way to the edge of the CCDs. Within the inner 15" on either side of the nucleus,
the disk appears to become thinner and fainter as the radius decreases; it
reaches maximum surface brightness between 15" and 40" from the center, and it
is bluer than the surrounding galaxy.
NGC 4762. Within the inner 3" of this edge-on S0 a rapid rise in the stellar
rotation curve is seen. A gaseous disk in the nuclear regions is also observed
and reaches rotation speeds in excess of those seen in the stars. At larger
radius the stellar rotation curve increases more slowly and shows signs of
flattening at our last measured values beyond 40". The stellar velocity
dispersions are constant beyond ~10" and a high-speed tail to the LOSVD is seen
NGC 4762 is a member of the edge-on subsample. Beyond the bulge-dominated
central regions, the major-axis line strengths in this galaxy show little
change with radius to the limit of our measurements. We detect [O III] 5007 A
emission in the central +/-5" of our spectra.
Hubble Atlas, p. 8
April 1/2, 1982
The print of NGC 4762 here is made from
a different original negative than was used in the
Hubble Atlas (p. 8). Inspection of the two
reproductions and the insert in the Hubble Atlas
shows different aspects of the morphology and
emphasizes again how the choice of contrast in
the darkroom printing affects the final print.
As in NGC 5308 at the top middle, the disk
is exceedingly thin in its high-surface-brightness
section. This is seen best in the positive print in
the Hubble Atlas. The faint "brushes" beyond
the edges of the disk are shown here, but are
shown at higher contrast in the insert print from
a Palomar 48-inch plate in the Hubble Atlas.
NGC 4762: A well known edge-on galaxy, studied in detail by Wakamatsu
& Hamabe (1984). It may hide a bar in its perfectly flat inner disk. The
outer disk is strongly warped (S-shaped), while the envelope is a quite
asymmetric thick disk.
= Holm 478a
= Kara 356b
Non-interacting pair with NGC 4754 at 10.5 arcmin
Spectrum and Velocity Dispersion:
IAU Symp. No. 15, p.112, 1962.
Rotation Curve and Systemic Velocity:
Astr. Ap., 8, 364, 1970.
Comm.Padova, No. 98, 1972.
SB(r)0/a? (de Vaucouleurs), S0 (Holmberg)
See UGC 08010
= Holm 478a
Very small, very bright nucleus in a narrow, bright, flat component:
1.7 arcmin x 0.1 arcmin. Exactly edge-on with faint twisted brushes.
Lund 6, Lund 9 and HA 88, 2 dimensions are for the bright part only.
Non-interacting pair with NGC 4754 at 10.5 arcmin.
Photograph and Photometry:
B.A.N., 16, 1, 1961.
Apr. 15/16, 1923
NGC 4762 has the flattest form of any galaxy known. It is
undoubtedly an S01 seen on edge. The nucleus, lens, and
extended envelope are all visible on the original plate and
probably show in this illustration. Note the very faint
outer extensions visible on the insert photograph. This
insert was made from a 48-inch Schmidt plate.