The EVAC Edge-On Galaxies Observing Program

Sometimes a galaxy is oriented (with respect to Earth) so that we see it edge-on. When this happens we often also see a dark line running down the center of the galaxy. This is a concentration of cooler interstellar dust outlined against the brighter background made by the stars that comprise the galaxy.
This observing program concentrates on edge-on galaxies - a total of 47. The table below includes object designation, constellation, coordinates, visual magnitude, size, Uranometria (2nd ed.) chart number, and morphology. This program is based on a list compiled by Tom Polakis.

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Object Con RA Dec Vmag Size ' Ur.2 Type
 IC4351 Hya 13:57:54 -29:18:54 12.6 5.8 x 1.1 149 SAbc
NGC 2654 UMa 08:49:12 +60:13:14 11.8 3.8 x 0.7 26 SBaB
NGC 3044 Sex 09:53:41 +01:34:48 11.9 4.3 x 0.89 113 Scd
NGC 3079 UMa 10:01:59 +55:40:50 10.9 10 x 1.5 25 SB(s)c
NGC 3109 Hya 10:03:07 -26:09:32 9.8 16 x 2.9 151 SB(s)m
NGC 3175 Ant 10:14:42 -28:52:20 12.1 4.9 x 1.4 151 sa(s)ab
NGC 3511 Crt 11:03:24 -23:05:11 11.5 6.2 x 1.5 151 SAB(s)c
NGC 3556 UMa 11:11:31 +55:40:31 10.9 8.1 x 2.7 24 SB(s)cd
NGC 3623 Leo 11:18:56 +13:05:32 10.2 9.1 x 2.2 92 sab(rs)a
NGC 3628 Leo 11:20:17 +13:35:14 10.3 12.9 x 3.3 92 sb
NGC 3717 Hya 11:31:32 -30:18:28 12.2 6.0 x 1.4 168 Sab
NGC 3735 Dra 11:35:58 +70:32:08 12.4 4.1 x 0.8 13 SAc
NGC 3877 UMa 11:46:08 +47:29:41 11.8 5.2 x 1.1 38 SA(s)c
NGC 3917 UMa 11:50:45 +51:49:28 12.5 5.0 x 1.1 24 SAcd
NGC 3936 Hya 11:52:21 -26:54:23 12.8 4.0 x 0.7 150 Sbc
NGC 4013 UMa 11:58:32 +43:56:51 12.3 4.8 x 1.1 38 Sb
NGC 4026 UMa 11:59:25 +50:57:41 11.7 4.7 x 1.2 38 SO
NGC 4096 UMa 12:06:01 +47:28:40 11.5 6.5 x 1.6 37 SAB(rs)cd
NGC 4111 CVn 12:07:03 +43:03:56 11.5 3.3 x 0.7 37 SA(r)O
NGC 4157 UMa 12:11:04 +50:28:59 12.1 6.6 x 1.1 37 SAB(s)b
NGC 4179 Vir 12:12:52 +01:18:01 11.8 4.2 x 1.3 111 SO
NGC 4192 Com 12:13:48 +14:53:58 10.9 9.8 x 2.5 91 SAB(s)ab
NGC 4216 Vir 12:15:54 +13:09:00 10.9 7.9 x 1.8 91 SAB(s)b
NGC 4235 Vir 12:17:10 +07:11:28 12.6 3.8 x 0.9 91 SA(s)a
NGC 4236 Dra 12:16:42 +69:28:10 10.1 22.9 x 7.2 13 SB(r)O
NGC 4244 CVn 12:17:30 +37:48:27 11.1 14.8 x 2.4 54 SA(s)cd
NGC 4256 Dra 12:18:43 +65:53:53 12.9 4.1 x 0.7 13 SA(s)b
NGC 4302 Com 12:21:42 +14:35:53 12.5 4.9 x 0.8 91 Sc
NGC 4313 Vir 12:22:38 +11:48:05 12.6 3.8 x 1.0 91 SA(rs)ab
NGC 4517 Vir 12:32:46 +00:06:50 11.1 10.2 x 1.6 111 Scd
NGC 4565 Com 12:36:21 +25:59:13 10.6 14.8 x 2.1 72 SA(s)b
NGC 4631 CVn 12:42:08 +32:32:27 9.7 14.8 x 2.6 53 SB(s)d
NGC 4656 CVn 12:43:58 +32:10:09 11.4 14.8 x 2.2 53 SB(s)m
NGC 4700 Vir 12:49:08 -11:24:38 12.4 3.0 x 0.5 130 SB(s)m
NGC 4762 Vir 12:52:56 +11:13:57 11.3 7.6 x 1.8 90 SB(r)o
NGC 4845 Vir 12:58:01 +01:34:32 12.1 5.0 x 1.2 110 Sab
NGC 4866 Vir 12:59:27 +14:10:15 12.1 6.3 x 1.5 90 SA(r)O
NGC 5023 CVn 13:12:12 +44:02:16 12.8 5.9 x 0.8 37 Scd
NGC 5084 Vir 13:20:17 -21:49:37 11.6 10.7 x 2.7 149 SO
NGC 5170 Vir 13:29:49 -17:57:58 12.1 8.1 x 1.1 149 Sbc
NGC 5208 Vir 13:32:28 +07:19:00 14.9 1.7 x 0.6 90 SO
NGC 5297 CVn 13:46:24 +43:52:21 12.4 5.1 x 1.2 36 SAB(s)c
NGC 5422 UMa 14:00:42 +55:09:53 12.9 3.2 x 0.6 23 SO
NGC 5529 Boo 14:15:34 +36:13:35 12.7 6.5 x 0.7 52 Sc
NGC 5746 Vir 14:44:56 +01:57:19 11.4 6.9 x 1.2 109 SA?b
NGC 5907 Dra 15:15:54 +56:19:43 11.1 11.7 x 1.4 22 SA(s)c
NGC 5965 Dra 15:34:02 +56:41:09 12.6 4.7 x 0.7 22 Sb

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