NGC/IC Objects

NGC 4340 & NGC 4350: Galaxy Pair (Coma Berenices) RA: 12h 23.8m / DEC: +16° 42'.2
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This pair is gathered among several Messier galaxies in Coma Berenices. M100 is just 54' to the south. M85 is 1.5 degrees to the north-northeast. If you seek a stellar home base for a star hop, try 4.7 magnitude 11 Comae Berenices, 1.3 degrees to the northwest. The sketch at left presents a 129X view in my 10-inch Newtonian. NGC 4340 is the larger of the pair. This 11.2 magnitude galaxy covers a 3'x2' area and is aligned nearly east-west. The 60"x45" core features a stellaring at the center. NGC 4350 lies 5'.4 to the east. This 11.0 magnitude galaxy is elongated north-south and covers a 3'x1' area. It also displays a stellar core in the 10-inch. A 10th magnitude GSC stands 11' north of NGC 4340 just inside the field boundary. A pair of 10th and 11th magnitude GSC stars, 11' south of NGC 4350, guard the opposite boundary.

NGC 4314 NGC 4346


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