NGC 4459

Combination of 5, 3 minute images unfiltered.
SBIG STL-1001E CCD. 20" f/6.8 Dall-Kirkham cassegrain telescope at prime focus.

NGC 4459 is a moderately large and bright galaxy in Coma Berenices that appeared slightly elongated in an 18" telescope. Two other galaxies, NGC 4468 (magnitude 12.7) and NGC 4474 (magnitude 12.5) were visible in same field.