NGC 4214

Alt. Designations: NGC 4214
Object Type: irregular galaxy
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 10 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 15m 38.8s
Declination: +36° 19´ 39"
Visual Magnitude: 9.6
Apparent Dimension: 8.0´ X 6.6´
Best Month To View: Apr

The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici, the galaxy's close proximity, combined with the wide variety of evolutionary stages among the stars, make it an ideal laboratory to research the triggers of star formation and evolution.