NGC 4214 (NGC 4228, UGC 7278) Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Located at: RA 12 hours 15 minutes 40 seconds, Dec +36 degrees 19 minutes 34 seconds

Size: 7.4' x 6.5' Magnitude: 10.2 blue Class: IAB(s)m HII

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 Red filter, 670 minutes (67 x 10 minute subs), 05/23/24/26/27/2012; seeing FWHM 2.4-3.4 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 4214

NGC 4214 = UGC 07278 = MCG +06-27-042 = CGCG 187-032 = N4228 = PGC 39225
12 15 38.9 +36 19 50
V = 9.8;  Size 8.5x6.6;  SB = 14.0

13.1": bright, large, slightly elongated NW-SE, bright core.  There is a strong 
impression of curvature at the ends of the major axis.  A mag 11 star lies 4.3' 
SE of center.

- by Steve Gottlieb

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NGC 4228 = N4214 = U07278 = MCG +06-27-042 = CGCG 187-032 = PGC 39225
12 15 38.9 +36 19 50

See observing notes for N4214

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 4214
NGC 4228 = NGC 4214.  The equality was first implied by d'A, and later taken
up at Lick, by Reinmuth, Carlson, and in RC1 and RNGC.  The problem is simply
an error of 1 minute of time in JH's position for the galaxy the first time he
saw it (Sweep 72).  He got it right the second time (Sweep 331).
 - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.