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IC 5170

IC 5170, ESO 237-46

RA: 22h 12m 29.98s
Dec: −47° 13′ 10″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1467, U2:414, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, Sb:

Mag: B=13.3, V=?

Size: 1.862′ x 0.912′
PA: 25°

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Historical observations

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This spiral galaxy was discovered by J. Lunt with the 18-inch refractor of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, during a search for Brorsen's Comet in 1900.

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

"Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm); List II, p 68-73. Remarks: not found, = NGC 7213?"

In the notes: "Not found in catalogue position, but there is a pB, S, mE neb ....hence it may be = NGC 7213."

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Magda Streicher

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16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x, 462x)

IC 5170 displays a oval (N-S) haze with stars imbedded, just a bit fainter than

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