NGC 5371 [5390] (UGC 8846) Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Located at: RA 13 hours 55 minutes 30 seconds, Dec +40 degrees 27 minutes 42 seconds

Size: 5.5' x 4.0' Magnitude: 10.5 visual Class: SAB(rs)bc

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, 200 minutes (20 x 10 minute subs), 06/9/11/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

NGC 5371 is just 27 minutes NNE of the NGC 5353 group. The small galaxy NGC 5358 (Hick 68E, 1.7'x0.7', 14.6b mag, Cl:S0/a) in the southwest corner (lower right) is the easternmost galaxy of the NGC 5353 group (Hickson 68). See the 14.5" image.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5371

NGC 5371 = UGC 08846 = MCG +07-29-020 = CGCG 219-029 = N5390 = PGC 49514
13 55 39.9 +40 27 42
V = 10.6;  Size 4.4x3.5;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 8d

13.1" (5/26/84): bright, fairly large, small bright nucleus, slightly elongated 
N-S.  Located 2.5' SW of mag 9.1 SAO 44805.  The N5353 group lies 25' WSW.

8" (5/21/82): fairly bright, fairly large, diffuse oval halo.

- by Steve Gottlieb

NGC 5390 = N5371: = U08846 = MCG +07-29-020 = CGCG 219-029 = PGC 49514
13 55 39.9 +40 27 42

See observing notes for N5371.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 5371
NGC 5390 is probably a reobservation of NGC 5371.  JH saw the objects in
different sweeps, and marked the RA and Dec of N5390 uncertain.  His 
description of N5390, "F, L, vgbM; has a * 9m, nf, 4 arcmin dist.," would 
match N5371 but for one detail:  the star is only 2 arcmin distant, and there
is another star, nearly as bright, 5 arcmin north-northeast.  Unfortunately,
he did not attach a description to his correct position for N5371, so the
identity is not absolutely sure.  But it is a suggestion from Reinmuth, 
carried over by Carlson, so has been in the literature for some time.
 - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.