NGC 4214 -- Irregular Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Double-Core Galaxy
NGC 4214 is only 10 million light years away and thus as galaxies go, reasonably close.  
This ‘Starburst Galaxy” is known for the bright pair of massive star-forming areas located
within its elongated core.  It is the perfect galaxy to try and tease out detail with a
modest-sized telescope.  It will not disappoint if you spend a little time at the eyepiece.  
The whole system appears mottled to me and the core distinctly elongated in the 155mm
refractor.  I was hoping to be able to split the two star-forming areas at the core. I tried to
convince myself that I was doing so at 182x, but it probably was more wishful thinking than
a visual reality.