|NGC 4245: Spiral Galaxy (Coma Berenices) RA: 12h 17.6m / DEC: +29° 36'.5|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
A sweep through northern Coma Berenices with moderate aperture will uncover numerous galaxies. NGC 4245 belongs to a region particularly rich in these fascinating objects. You'll find NGC 4245 nearly halfway between 6.2 magnitude HD 107054 and 5.7 magnitude HD 106887. The sketch records an 82X display in my 10-inch Newtonian. A string of four GSC stars, 10th through 12th magnitude, gently curves toward the barred spiral. NGC 4245 is compact, 60"x50", and shines at 11.4 magnitude. Two bright galaxies, NGCs 4274 and 4278, lie just beyond the eyepiece field half-a-degree to the east.
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