NGC/IC Objects

NGC 4214: Irregular Galaxy (Canes Venatici) RA: 12h 15.7m / DEC: +36° 19'.6
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 4214 is a 9.7 magnitude irregular galaxy in the Hubble scheme. It is located in Canes Venatici about 3.3 degrees due north of HD 106760, a magnitude 5.0 star in northern Coma Berenices. NGC 4214 covers a 4'x3' area at 189X in my 10-inch Newtonian. A broad v-shaped core is immediately apparent. The northern leg of the core is aligned east-to-west across a 45"x10" area. The southern leg runs almost due north-south and appears 15"x5" in size. A delicate nebulous glow surrounds the core region. This outer shell has a mottled appearance with no discernible spiral structure. NGC 4244 lies just 1.5 degrees to the north.

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