NGC 5364 (UGC 8853) Galaxy in Virgo

Located at: RA 13 hours 56 minutes 12 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 00 minutes 15 seconds

Size: 6.7' x 5.4'  Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: SA(rs)bc pec HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  720 minutes  (72 x 10 minute subs), 06/16/17/18/19/2014; seeing 2.4-3.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.78.5280.24003, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

See the 8" version as part of the group.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5364
NGC 5317 = N5364: = U08853 = MCG +01-36-003 = CGCG 046-009 = Ho 557a = PGC 49555
13 56 11.9 +05 00 53

See observing notes for N5364.

Discovered by JH (h1678) and described as"vF, vL, vgbM, R".  Reinmuth states "no 
vF vL neb found" and listed as nonexistent by Carlson.  Corwin suggests that 
N5317 is a duplicate observation of N5364 with a 5 tmin error in RA (declination 
matches) and further that the descriptions are identical.

- by Steve Gottlieb

NGC 5364 = UGC 08853 = MCG +01-36-003 = CGCG 046-009 = Ho 557a = N5317 = PGC 
49555
13 56 11.9 +05 00 53
V = 10.5;  Size 6.8x4.4;  SB = 14.1;  PA = 30d

17.5": moderately bright, large, broad weak concentration, elongated SW-NE.  Two 
mag 14 stars are 1.6' NW of center.  Forms a pair with N5360 8' WSW and N5363 
lies 14.5' N.  Sixth of seven in the N5363 group.

8": faint, large, diffuse glow.  Forms an unusual pair with smaller but brighter 
N5363 14' N.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 5364
NGC 5317 = NGC 5364 with a 5 minute correction to its RA.  JH's descriptions 
of the objects are identical, and he did not record N5364 in the sweep in
which he found N5317.  Nor did he record N5317 more than once.  The identity
is pretty sure. - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.