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NGC 3613 (7,747 of 18,816)


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NGC 3613

NGC 3613, LEDA 34583, MCG+10-16-109, UGC 6323, I 271, h 848, GC 2362

RA: 11h 18m 36.36s
Dec: +58° 00′ 0″

Con: Ursa Major
Ch: MSA:561, U2:46, SA:2


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Type: galaxy (in group), E/S0

Mag: B=11.6, V=?

Size: 3.548′ x 1.949′
PA: 102°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-271

Discovered in 1793 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vB, cL, E, mbM."

Published comments

Doig, P. (1925)

Doig, P. (1925) Notes on the nebulae and clusters in Webb's 'Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes' (Sixth edition, Vol.ii). Part V. M.N.R.A.S., 36(3), 89.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,HISB.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.7M; 1.7' x 0.8' extent; small, bright ellipse with bright center and stellar core; soft, small SP GAL N3619 (12.7M; 1' diameter) 7' to SSE."

Harrington, Phil (1989)

Harrington, P. (1989) Observer's Page: A bowl full of galaxies. Sky&Telescope, April, 444.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2010 3 16 22:55:30

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[11h 18m 36s, 58 0m 0s] A small, non descript smudge, with a tiny nucleus.

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