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]
Finder Chart NGC 4214 in Canes Venatici
Image created by Skychart
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