M 85 (NGC 4382) / NGC 4394 (UGC 7523) Galaxies in Coma Berenices

M 85 is located at: RA 12 hours 25 minutes 56 seconds, Dec +18 degrees 12 minutes 50 seconds

Size: 7.1' x 5.5' / 3.7' x 3.3' Magnitude: 9.1 visual / 10.8 visual Class: SA(s)0+ pec / (R)SB(r)b

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 600 minutes (60 x 10 minute subs), 06/2/4/5/6/2008; seeing 2.3-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.7, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4382

NGC 4382 = M85 = U07508 = MCG +03-32-029 = CGCG 099-045 = PGC 40515
12 25 24.0 +18 11 28
V = 9.1;  Size 7.1x5.5;  SB = 12.9;  PA = 5d

17.5": very bright, moderately large, small very bright core.  A mag 13 star is 
superimposed near the NNE edge and a mag 10 star is off the SE side 2.7' from 
center.  Forms a pair with N4394 7.6' ENE.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4394
NGC 4394 = UGC 07523 = MCG +03-32-035 = CGCG 099-047 = PGC 40614
12 25 55.6 +18 12 50
V = 10.9;  Size 3.6x3.2;  SB = 13.4

17.5": moderately bright, fairly small, brighter core, slightly elongated NNW-
SSE.  Forms pair with M85 7.6' E.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 4394
NGC 4394.  See NGC 4397. - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.