| In a constellation literally teaming with galaxies (there are no fewer than 11 Messier galaxies here) it is easy to stray off the beaten path. NGC 4762 is an interesting edge-on galaxy that is often overlooked among such riches.
This galaxies main claim to fame was its appearance in the article Edge-on Galaxies of the Spring Sky in the April 1996 Sky & Telescope, by Tom Polakis.
At the telescope, don't miss the nearby NGC 4754 (seen here upper left), an example of a very similar galaxy at a much different orientation. These galaxies appear to be interacting (note the extended envelopes to either end of NGC 4762).