Overlaid DSS image of IC 4182, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right
MCG+06-29-031, UGC 8188, PGC 45314, SDSS J130548.70+373613.0
|Size ||3.013' x 2.748' @ 90°|
|Right Ascension ||13h 5' 48.7" (2000)|
|Declination ||37° 36' 13" N|
|Constellation ||Canes Venatici|
|Description ||cF, vS, R, bM|
IC 4182 is a large, well-known, low-surface-brightness, late-type spiral in Canes Venatici. It has been "on the radar" of astronomers since SN1937C burst on the scene.
If there is a nucleus, it is very faint. The small red object near the center of the "bar" that shows up on the SDSS image may well be the nucleus; it seems to be slightly non-stellar in the SDSS image, and also shows up on the DSS2 infrared image. The position I've adopted for the galaxy is for this object.
Caution, however, leads me to suggest that this red object could simply be a superposed Galactic star, a resolved giant star in IC 4182 itself, or a small HII region in the galaxy.
27 objects found within 60'
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