NGC 5678 (UGC 9358) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 14 hours 32 minutes 06 seconds, Dec +57 degrees 55 minutes 22 seconds

Size: 3.3' x 1.6' Magnitude: 12.1 photographic Class: SAB(rs)b

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, 630 minutes (63 x 10 minute subs), 03/26/27/28/2018; seeing 2.2-4.6 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

Clear weather now that the moon is approaching full ... this little northern galaxy was tough to process because of the uneven background.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NGC 5678 = UGC 9358 = MCG +10-21-005 = CGCG 296-009 = PGC 51932

14 32 05.8 +57 55 17

V = 11.3;  Size 3.3'x1.6';  Surf Br = 13.0;  PA = 5d

13.1" (5/26/84): fairly bright, elongated 2:1 N-S, broad mild concentration.  Located 2.6' SSE of mag 8.9 SAO 29187.  A mag 12.5 star lies 1.9' SE of center.

William Herschel discovered NGC 5678 = H I-237 = h1843 on 17 Apr 1789 (sweep 924) and logged "B, irregular oval, vgmbM." His position and description matches UGC 9358. JH made two observations, noting on sweep 345 "B; lE in merid; gmbM; 50"."  Bindon Stoney, observing with LdR's 72" on 26 Apr 1851, logged "S, E ns, light mottled, vlbM, Nucl suspected, within a trapezium of 4 or 5 stars."

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