Object name: NGC4163
NGC 4163/NGC4167 is a dwarf starburst galaxy that is part of the Ursa Major group just west of the far better known and larger dwarf NGC 4214. It is located in western Canes Venatici and about 935 million light-years away. The HST has studied this and a couple other dwarf starburst galaxies. You can read about it at http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/19/full/ Click the "Release Images" tab to see the individual galaxy images. Hubble had no trouble resolving it into stars. My seeing wasn't very good the night I took this, over 3" so I resolved nothing I'm afraid. Maybe on a better night. While redshift puts it at 20 million light-years this method isn't reliable for such short distances. Study of the individual stars, especially the tip of the red giant branch gives the more reliable estimate of 9.3 to 9.5 million light-years. I show both (HST determination in parentheses) in the annotated image.
Related Designation(s):11HUGS 251, BTS 098, CG 0891, CGCG 1209.6+3627, CGCG 187-020, GALEXASC J121209.15+361011.2 , GALEXMSC J121209.09+361012.8 , HIJASS J1212+36, KUG 1209+364, LCSB L0496O, LGG 291:[G93] 009, MAPS-NGP O_267_0158185, MCG +06-27-026, NGC 4163, NGC 4167, NGC4163, NSA 161206, PGC 038881, UGC 07199, USGC U480 NED33, UZC J121209.1+361008, [M98j] 163 NED01, [SPB93] 168,