NGC 4958 & NGC 4995 -- Galaxies in Virgo
NGC 4958 (a Lenticular Galaxy) and NGC (a Spiral Galaxy) rests less than one-degree
from each other, both of which are a couple of degrees northeast of Spica, the brightest
star in the Constellation of the Virgin. Both galaxies made the list for the Herschel 400.
NGC 4958 is the brightest and easiest to locate. Its true shape in photographs and larger
telescopes is elongated, but it appeared nearly spherical with the 155mm refractor under
suburban skies. NGC 4995 was more difficult to see due to its low surface brightness.
Neither galaxies yielded any details in the refractor.