Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 5005 & NGC 5033: Galaxy Pair (Canes Venatici) RA: 13h 12.1m / DEC: +36° 47'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This is one of the finest galaxy pairs you'll run across. NGC 5005 and NGC 5033 reside in Canes Venatici, the hunting dogs. Corcaroli, the brightest star in the constellation, stands about 3.5 degrees northeast of the pair. The sketch at left renders a 63X view in my 10-inch Newtonian. NGC 5005 is visible just inside the northwest edge of the field boundary. This 9.8 magnitude spiral covers a 5'x2' area along a northeast-to-southwest axis. It presents nearly edge-on with the southern edge appearing brighter than then northern. NGC 5033 is visible near the eastern edge of the field about 41' distant. It's an Sc-type spiral aligned north-to-south across a 4'x1' area. Magnitude 8.9 HD 114744 neatly splits the distance between the two galaxies. HD 114975, visible to the naked eye at magnitude 6.5, shines 17'.5 north of NGC 5033.

NGC 4995 NGC 5054


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