NGC 4214 in Canes Venatici

How would the Large Magel­lan­ic Cloud (LMC) look at a dis­tance of 11 mil­lion light-years? Very much like NGC 4214 — a Magel­lan­ic-type irreg­u­lar galaxy with the same lin­ear extent (30’000 light-yers). Seen at this dis­tance, the galaxy appears as a chaot­ic won­der shin­ing at 9.8mag with blue star­burst regions and numer­ous HII regions.

The faint patch below NGC 4214 is UGCA 276 with a bright­ness of 18.5mag, the bright­er galaxy at the bot­tom UGC 7257 with 14.2mag.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 680:160:120:120 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 4214 in Canes Venatici

NGC 4214 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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