sponsored by psychohistorian.org
RA: 14h 00m 20.23s
Dec: +38° 54′ 55.9″
Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:628, U2:110, SA:7
Type: galaxy, SBb
Mag: B=13.1, V=?
Size: 2.041′ x 1.548′
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, pL, R, lbM, 1.5' diameter."
Burnham calls it a 13th mag spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 1.4' x 1.0' , which he describes as "faint, pretty small, very slightly elongated and a little brighter in the middle."
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1977 (14.0p)
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,IRRDIFHALO.
Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "13M; 1.5'x 1' extent; pretty little faint blob with 14M stellar nucleus; just S of a 7M star; 45' to NNE is N5407 (13M; 1'x 0.5' extent) with a 14M stellar nucleus; it's located inside a small group of five 9-11M stars, at the NE corner of the group; oblong with axis oriented N-S, and a 14M star 1' due N of the core."
SKyCat1: * N has V=6.6/1.1, 7' away.
15cm - fntly seen S of m7.5 *. unconcen.
25cm - 6' S of *. round, 1'.25 diam, poss elong ~E-W. not much concen but f *ar nuc.
30cm - pretty f, m7.5 * interferes. elong poss in pa100. poorly concen, perhaps *s assoc. 1'.1x0'.7 w/broad concen.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
DOCdb is still in beta-release.
Known issues, feature requests, and updates on bug fixes, are here:
Found a bug? Have a comment or suggestion to improve DOCdb? Please let us know!
DOCdb is a free online resource that exists to promote deep sky observing.
You could help by sharing your observations, writing an article, digitizing and proof-reading historical material, and more.
Everything on DOCdb.net is © 2004-2010 by Auke Slotegraaf, unless stated otherwise or if you can prove you have divine permission to use it. Before using material published here, please consult the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 License. Some material on DOCdb is copyright the individual authors. If in doubt, don't reproduce. And that goes for having children, too. Please note that the recommended browser for DOCdb is Firefox 3.x. You may also get good results with K-Meleon. Good luck if you're using IE. A successful experience with other browsers, including Opera and Safari, may vary.