NGC 5389 (UGC 8866) and NGC 5379 (UGC 8860) Galaxies in Ursa Major

Center of field located at approximately: RA 13 hours 56 minutes 13 seconds, Dec +59 degrees 45 minutes 04 seconds

Size: 6.8' x 1.1' and 2.3' x 0.9' Magnitude: 12.9 blue and 13.9 photographic Class: SAB(r)0/a:? and S0

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 550 minutes (55 x 10 minute subs), 03/23/25/26/2015; seeing 2.2-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.89.5560.25580, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: As the moon moved into the southern skies, I turned to the north, imaging this little galaxy group. NGC 5389 is the larger galaxy centered, NGC 5379 to the west (right) The small galaxy to the southwest (bottom) is UGC 8859 (1.5'x1.0', mag 15.0, Cl: Sm)

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5389
NGC 5389 = UGC 08866 = MCG +10-20-051= CGCG 295-027 = PGC 49548
13 56 06.4 +59 44 31
V = 12.0;  Size 3.5x1.0;  SB = 13.1;  PA = 3d

17.5": moderately bright and large, elongated 3:1 N-S, 2.5'x0.8'.  Strong 
concentration with a prominent core, fades at ends of the extensions.  Located 
3.9' SW of mag 8.6 SAO 16223.  A nice evenly matched pair of mag 11.5 stars at 
27" separation lies 5' NNW.  Forms a pair with N5379 4.1' W.

8": faint, small, elongated N-S, bright core.  N5376 lies 15' SSW.  Forms a pair 
with N5379 4.1' W (not seen).  Located 4' SW of mag 8.6 SAO 16223.

- by Steve Gottlieb

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5379
NGC 5379 = UGC 08860 = MCG +10-20-049 = CGCG 295-026 = PGC 49508
13 55 34.3 +59 44 34
V = 12.9;  Size 2.2x1.0;  SB = 13.5;  PA = 60d

17.5": faint, very elongated 3:1 WSW-ENE, 1.2'x0.4', weak concentration.  Forms 
a pair with N5389 4.1' E.

- by Steve Gottlieb