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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 4472 medium circular
3
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NGC 4486 medium circular
3
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NGC 4594 medium oval
3
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NGC 4649 medium circular
3
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NGC 4697 medium circular
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4621 medium circular
3
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NGC 4569 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4406 medium oval
2
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NGC 4762 medium slither
2
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NGC 4526 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4374 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4303 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4365 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4579 medium circular
2
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NGC 4552 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4753 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5363 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4442 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4754 small oval
2
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NGC 4371 small oval
2
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NGC 4699 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4570 small thin oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4546 small oval
2
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NGC 4643 small circular
2
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NGC 4267 very small circular
2
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NGC 4457 very small circular
2
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NGC 4660 very small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4478 very small circular
2
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NGC 4438 medium oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4216 medium slither
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5746 medium slither
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5566 medium oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4866 medium slither
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5701 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4666 small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4030 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4179 small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5846 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5813 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4596 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4698 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4958 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4856 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4261 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4624 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4503 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4461 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4417 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4550 small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4608 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4564 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5576 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4435 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5713 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4639 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4684 very small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 5854 very small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4612 very small circular
1
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NGC 4638 very small circular
1
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NGC 4215 very small oval
1
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NGC 5493 very small circular
1
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NGC 4528 very small oval
1
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NGC 5364 medium circular
<0.5
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NGC 4636 medium circular
<0.5
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NGC 4429 medium oval
<0.5
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NGC 4388 medium thin oval
<0.5
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NGC 4654 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4845 small thin oval
<0.5
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NGC 4568 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4330 small slither
<0.5
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NGC 5775 small thin oval
<0.5
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NGC 4235 small slither
<0.5
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NGC 4313 small slither
<0.5
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NGC 4313 small slither
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 5838 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4469 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 3976 small thin oval
<0.5
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NGC 4606 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4694 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 5806 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 5719 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 5750 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4772 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4531 small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4567 small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4578 small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4632 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4281 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4519 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4647 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4324 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4981 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4425 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4691 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4452 very small slither
<0.5
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NGC 5864 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4378 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4995 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4260 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4233 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 5638 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5869 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4273 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4900 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5831 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5691 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 3818 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4440 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4551 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5770 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4387 very small oval
<0.5
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NGC 4458 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5574 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 4733 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5839 very small circular
<0.5
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NGC 5845 very small circular
<0.5
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This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 4733/ NGC 4754/ NGC 4762 - Bright pair with a faint third member
M59 / M60 / NGC 4647 / NGC 4638 - Very bright grouping
M85 / NGC 4394 - bright galaxy with fainter neighbour
M100 / NGC 4312 - Nice contrasting pair.
NGC 4596 / NGC 4608 - 1/1 matched pair of barred spiral galaxies
M 84 / M 86 - 2/2- plus a chain of galaxies - awesome
NGC 4550 / NGC 4551 - 1/1 - oval and circular pairing
NGC5574/ NGC 5576 - 1/0.5 - close pair

Other notes

Best placed from early spring to mid summer.

Virgo has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 310, 60.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking well above the galactic plane above the Sagitarius arm of our spiral galaxy.

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