NGC 5364 (UGC 8853) Group of Galaxies  in Virgo

Center of field at approximately: RA 13 hours 55 minutes 31 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds

Size: 6.7' x 5.4' Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: SA(rs)bc pec HII <see others below*>

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, 510 minutes  (51 x 10 minute subs), 06/18/19/21/22/23/2009; seeing 1.7-2.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.4, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:* NGC 5364 is the large spiral galaxy to the lower left, the most photogenic of this group ... *north (above), and going west (clockwise), are NGC 5363 (4.0 x 2.5'', 11.1b mag, Cl: I0?), NGC 5356 (4.1' x 0.9', 13.4p mag, Cl: SABbc: sp) and NGC 5348 (3.8' x 0.6', 13.9p mag, Cl: SBbc: sp). NGC 5360 (2.2' x 0.8', 14.1p mag, Cl: I0) is the small thin galaxy to the west (right) of NGC 5364. NGC 5373 (0.5'x0.4', 15.2 mag, Cl: C) is 15 minutes due east of NGC 5363, at the extreme eastern (left) edge of my field, and looks like a star ... NGC 5335 is the westernmost of the group, and is out of my field to the right.

See the 14.5" version of NGC 5364 only.

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.
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5363
NGC 5363 = UGC 08847 = MCG +01-36-002 = CGCG 046-007 = LGG 362-005 = PGC 49547
13 56 07.1 +05 15 20
V = 10.1;  Size 4.1x2.6;  SB = 12.5;  PA = 135d

18" (3/29/03): at 450x this fairly large, oval galaxy has a mottled appearance.  
The bright stellar nucleus appears like a bright superimposed star surrounded by 
a bright core.  Located 3.8' SW of SAO 120182 = O? 273 at 8.4/8.9 at 1.0" which 
was resolved at this power.

17.5" (4/28/90): very bright, moderately large, elongated 3:2 NW-SE, very bright 
core, sharp stellar nucleus.  Located 3.8' SW of mag 8.0 SAO 120182 (close 
double O? 273 = 8.4/8.9 at 1.0").  Brightest in a large group of 7 galaxies with 
N5364 14.5' S.

8": bright, small, round, small bright nucleus.  A mag 8 star is 4' E.  N5364 
lies 14' S.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5356
NGC 5356 = UGC 08831 = MCG +01-35-052 = CGCG 046-001 = PGC 49468
13 54 58.5 +05 20 01
V = 12.6;  Size 3.1x0.9;  SB = 13.5;  PA = 15d

17.5": fairly faint, moderately large, very elongated 3:1 SSW-NNE, slightly 
brighter bulging middle.  Forms a thin isosceles triangle with a pair of mag 12 
stars 2.6' NE and 2.6' NNE.  Third of 7 in N5363 group with N5363 17' ESE and 
N5348 14' SW.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5348
NGC 5348 = UGC 08821 = MCG +01-35-051 = CGCG 045-137 = PGC 49411
13 54 11.3 +05 13 36
V = 13.1;  Size 3.5x0.5;  SB = 13.6;  PA = 177d

17.5": very faint, moderately large, edge-on 5:1 N-S, low even surface 
brightness.  A mag 14.5 star is 1.5' NE of center.  Second of 7 in the N5363 
group with N5356 14' NE and N5338 13' W.

- by Steve Gottlieb

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5360

NGC 5360 = UGC 08838 = MCG +01-36-001 = CGCG 046-003 = Ho 557b = IC 958: = PGC 
49513
13 55 38.8 +04 59 05
V = 13.3;  Size 2.2x0.8;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 70d

17.5": faint, fairly small, elongated 2:1 WSW-ENE, 1.2'x0.6'.  A mag 14 star is 
at the W edge 40" from center.  Forms a pair with brighter and larger N5364 8' 
ENE.  Fourth of 7 in the N5363 group.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 5360
IC 958 is almost certainly NGC 5360.  Swift's description ("eeeF, pS, iR; seen 
only by glimpses") fits, and his typically crude position is only 3 arcmin 
away from Marth's galaxy.  The only concern I have is that NGC 5364 is in the 
field -- why didn't Swift mention that, too?  So, colons go on the IC number.
 - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.

IC 958. 
POSS. O-90. 
Swift List IX,#39.  13hr 53m 15,994s + 05 16' 41.479" (1950).
13hr 55m 46.664s + 05 02' 01.576" (2000). 
This is equal to NGC 5360 (Marth) :  Swift's coordinates place it relatively 
close to NGC 5360 and his description "eeeF, pS, iR, seen only in glimpses" 
matches well with Marth's "vF, vS, lE."   CGCG, UGC and MCG have no listing.  
NGC 2000 gives Type as  [?].  MOL states (May not exist).   Carlson lists as  
"Not Found."  APL gives (= NGC 5360) . Steinicke and NED have (Not found).
 - Malcolm J. Thomson
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5373
NGC 5373 = CGCG 046-014 = NPM1G +05.0406 = PGC 49620
13 57 07.4 +05 15 07
V = 14.2

17.5": extremely faint and small, round, low even surface brightness.  Located 
4' WNW of mag 9 SAO 120194.  N5363 lies 12' W.  Last of 7 galaxies in the N5363 
group.

- by Steve Gottlieb