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RA: 13h 20m 56.4s
Dec: −43° 44′ 24″
Ch: MSA:933, U2:403, SA:21
Type: galaxy (in cluster), E
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 0.371′ x 0.263′
NGC 5086 is a double star at Herschel's position. He saw the other three objects in the group on two nights, but only recorded this one once. His description makes it the faintest and smallest of the group.
Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "extremely faint, round; 15 arcseconds. The second of a group of four." The galaxies in this group are NGC 5082, 5086, 5090 & NGC 5091.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads E,*VNR.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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