NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 12:17:50.4
Visual Magnitude: 12.5
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1788
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: vF, S, pmE, psbM
NGC 4248 is a peculiar, low-surface-brightness galaxy -- perhaps an I0 or a
peculiar dwarf spiral, quite nearby in the Ursa Major I Cloud. It has no
obvious nucleus, though it does have several stars, presumeably supergiants,
and knots scattered across it. There are a few superposed stars as well. The
rest of the galaxy shows incipient resolution in the SDSS image.
The position I've adopted is from SDSS; it seems as good as any, and is
centered on one of the bright stars in the dusty central part of the galaxy.
13.1" (3/17/86): faint, very elongated 3:1 WNW-ESE, moderately large, 1.5'x0.5'. A mag 14.5 is at the NW edge. Located 10' W of NGC 4231 and NGC 4232 and 13' NW of M106. Member of the CVn II Group (brightest member M106).