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Type: galaxies (interacting), Sa
Mag: B=12.6, V=?
Size: 2.884′ x 2.344′
NGC 5614. See NGC 5609.
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."
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.
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.
This galaxy appears on page 9 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V1 p312, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p9.
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, 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."
RC2: P(b) w/-13 @ 2'. N5615 is knot on NW edge of -14.
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.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[14h 24m 6s, 34░ 52m 0s] A rather bright nucleus surrounded by a faint halo.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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