NGC 4088 (UGC 7081) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 12 hours 05 minutes 34 seconds, Dec +50 degrees 32 minutes 23 seconds

Size: 5.3' x 2.1' Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: SAB(rs)bc HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 620 minutes  (62 x 10 minute subs) 4/14/15/16/19/2010; seeing 1.6-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.2.3764.23812 unregistered trial, CS 5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

The small galaxy south (below) of NGC 4088 is NGC 4085 (2.8' x 0.9', 13.0 mag, Cl: SAB(s)c:?).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4088

NGC 4088 = UGC 07081 = MCG +09-20-089 = CGCG 269-033 = VV 357 = Arp 18 = PGC 
38302
12 05 34.1 +50 32 23
V = 10.6;  Size 5.8x2.2;  SB = 13.2;  PA = 43d

17.5": bright, fairly large, elongated 5:2 SW-NE, 5.0'x2.0', mottled patchy 
appearance, small elongated brighter core but no nucleus.  A mag 15 star is 2' 
off the NW side.  Faint spiral structure visible with concentration.  An 
extremely faint arm is off the NE end curving towards a mag 14.5 star to the NE 
3.7' from center and a second extremely faint arm is just visible off the SW end 
curving to the south.  Forms a pair with N4085 11' SSW.

8": fairly bright, elongated SW-NE, weak concentration, cigar-shaped.  Forms a 
pair with N4085 11' SSW.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4085
NGC 4085 = UGC 07075 = MCG +09-20-086 = CGCG 269-032 = PGC 38283
12 05 22.9 +50 21 12
V = 12.4;  Size 2.8x0.8;  SB = 13.1;  PA = 78d

17.5": fairly faint, moderately large, very elongated 4:1 WSW-ENE, 2.5'x0.6', 
weak concentration.  Forms an isosceles triangle with mag 7.6 SAO 28237 6' SW 
and mag 8.4 SAO 28247 7' SE.  N4088 lies 11' NNE.

8": faint, small, elongated WSW-ENE.  Two mag 8 stars are in the field to the SE 
and SW.  Located 11' SSW of N4088.

- by Steve Gottlieb