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NGC 5614

NGC 5614, VV 77a, Arp 178, LEDA 51439, MCG+06-32-022, UGC 9226, II 420, h 1804, GC 3880

RA: 14h 24m 7.74s
Dec: +34° 51′ 32.1″

Con: Bo÷tes
Ch: MSA:627, U2:111, SA:7


(reference key)

Type: galaxies (interacting), Sa

Mag: B=12.6, V=?

Size: 2.884′ x 2.344′
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 5614. See NGC 5609.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-420

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, vS, R, vgmbM."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 12.9 mag spiral galaxy in Bootes, measuring 2.1' x 0.8', which is pretty bright, small, slightly elongated, much brighter in the middle, having an extending filament on the northwestern side.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,HISB,IRRDIFHALO FIL TO NP.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 9 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V1 p312, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p9.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 1' diameter; look for two faint companions to N; see photo at HAG-9."

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty small, round and much brighter in the middle at 165X. Paired with NGC 5613 which is very faint, small, round and can only be seen with averted vision."

Brian Skiff

RC2: P(b) w/-13 @ 2'. N5615 is knot on NW edge of -14.

RC3: V=11.7/13.3

15cm - not vis.

- mod br modhisfcbr glow @ 80x w/m11 * 2' SE. 140x: 1'.5 diam, reaching 1/3

way to * SE. strong even concen to occas vis *ar nuc in br 15" core. vwk

diffuse area on NE side of gx? BS, 7Jun1991, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - f circ smudge. diffuse edges rise to broadly brtr core. no *ings. less

than 1' diam.

30cm - sm, fairly well concen to sub*ar nuc. 1'.25 diam, poss elong NE-SW.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 5 5 23:33:50

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[14h 24m 6s, 34░ 52m 0s] A rather bright nucleus surrounded by a faint halo.

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