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Date and Time of the Query: 2019-06-20 T03:04:25 PDT
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Notes for object NGC 4400

1 note(s) found in NED.


1. 1961Hubbl.B...0000S
Re:NGC 4400
Sc/Irr
S-330-P
Mar.28/29,1919
S23
4 hr 30 min
Enlarged 3.5X
This galaxy is so loose and disconnected that visual
observers counted each of four of the brighter patches as
individual nebulae and catalogued them as separate objects
in the New General Catalogue. The surface brightness
is so low, and the plate so underexposed, that this
reproduction has been double-printed; i.e., a copy negative
was made from the original plate, and the print on
photographic paper was made from the copy negative.
This process increases the contrast. Note the extreme
resolution into stars. Spiral arms can be traced, but the
general pattern resembles that of the Large Magellanic
Cloud.


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