NGC 5701 (UGC 9436) Galaxy in Virgo

Located at: RA 14 hours 39 minutes 11 seconds, Dec +05 degrees 21 minutes 38 seconds

Size: 4.4' x 4.2' Magnitude: 11.8 blue Class: (R)SB(rs)0/a

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 610 minutes (61 x 10 minute subs), 06/17/18/20/2015; seeing 2.2-3.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

Last galaxy I can image in the south this month, as the moon is approaching.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5701
NGC 5701 = UGC 09436 = MCG +01-37-042 = CGCG 047-127 = LGG 386-020 = PGC 52365
14 39 11.1 +05 21 47
V = 10.9;  Size 4.3x4.1;  SB = 13.8

17.5": bright, moderately large, 2.2'x1.8', faint halo slightly elongated 5:4 
NNW-SSE, small well-defined very bright core, stellar nucleus.  A mag 14 star is 
just off the NE side 1.2' from center.  Located within a triangle of mag 10 
stars 3.6' W, 3.6' NE and 6.3' S of center.

8": moderately bright, small, slightly elongated ~N-S, brighter core, within a 
triangle of three stars mag 9-10.

- by Steve Gottlieb