NGC 4567/68, NGC 4564

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the spiral galaxies NGC 4567/68 (Siamese Twins, Butterfly Galaxies) in the constellation Virgo. The elliptical galaxy NGC 4564 is also visible on my eVscope photos.

 

Introduction

The spiral galaxies NGC 4567/68 in the constellation Virgo form an overlapping pair and are therefore called "Siamese Twins" or "Butterfly Galaxies". The elliptical galaxy NGC 4564 is also visible on my eVscope photos. All three galaxies are members of the Virgo galaxy cluster.

NGC 4567      NGC 4568      NGC 4564
Size: 2.7' x 2.1'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 98 million light years (SkySafari)
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  Size: 4.3' x 1.9'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 62 million light years   (SkySafari)
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  Size: 3.1' x 1.7'   (SkySafari)
Distance: 51 million light years   (SkySafari)
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Map

The spiral galaxies NGC 4567/68 in the constellation Virgo - and many other DSO in the vicinity (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021

         

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021, processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 7, 2021, processed

         

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021

         

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 4567/68 - Mar 8, 2021, photo on top processed

     

NGC 4567/68 - May 31, 2021

 

NGC 4567/68 - May 31, 2021, photo left processed (Polarr)

   

Above the galaxy pair and a little to the left there is the galaxy NGC 4564.

Vespera

    

NGC 4567/68 (bottom left) - Jun 9, 2023, 6970s, mosaic, original

 

NGC 4567/68 - evaluation by nova.astrometry.net, large

 

My Own Observations

Observations March to May 2021

Observations June 2023

 

References

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