Quote from the Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:
"Bright central core or bar with nucleus or star."
NNGC 4449 is a very blue Magellanic Irregular Galaxy, containing a large amount of gas, having a complex distribution of H II regions, and undergoing active star formation. It is a member of the very nearby galaxy group called the "Canes Venatici Cloud I" by de Vaucouleurs (1975). The group includes NGC 4144, NGC 4190, NGC 4214, NGC 4244, IC 4182, and a number of Irregular dwarfs. Based upon published red-shift data, a rough distance estimate for NGC 4449 is 11 million light years. At that distance the diameter would be 19,600 light years.
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George Normandin, KAS
July 20th, 2002