Caldwell 52 (NGC 4697) is a elliptical galaxy located within the constellation Virgo.
C52 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9.3*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 6 x 3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- elliptical galaxy
- large binoculars
- 6 x 3'
- 12 48.6
- -05 48'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.