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NGC 5085

NGC 5085, AM 1317-241, ESO 508-50, LEDA 46531, MCG-04-32-005, SGC 131734-2410.7, UGCA 349, II 780, GC 3492

RA: 13h 20m 17.7s
Dec: −24° 26′ 25″

Con: Hydra
Ch: MSA:866, U2:330, SA:21


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=12.04, V=11.12

Size: 3.467′ x 2.818′
PA: 38°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-780

Discovered in 1789 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, R, resolvable, vglbM, 4' diameter."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SC,R,VDIF,STELNUC, KNOTTY.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 38 (1935)

F, R, 2' dia. spial with well defined whirls, a pF R N and many condensations in the arms; 2 vF * n.p. and s.f. of N and 30'' distant from it.

Modern observations

Walter Scott Houston

Houston includes this galaxy in his Hydra Hysteria.

Steve Coe

Steve Coe (1992, The Deep-Sky Observer, Webb Society, Issue 1) observing with a 17.5-inch f/4.5 at 100x notes: "F, pS, R, lbM, mushy."

Brian Skiff

POSS: 4'.3 N of br *. nrly circ, vague NE-SW elong, but N-S prob OK.

pair 3'.3 NE: m12.5; 46"; 153.

13cm - barely vis. 13Jun1983, USNO.

30cm - 125x: losfcbr, unconcen patch 2' diam poss elog approx N-S. lies 5' N

of m8.5 *, a nice equal pair of m12.5 *s w/40" sep in pa140 lies 4' NNE.

2'.5x2' at 250x, elong N-S. 13Jun1983, USNO.

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