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NGC 5188

NGC 5188, AM 1328-343, ESO 383-9, LEDA 68539, LEDA 47549, MCG-06-30-007, SGC 132837-3432.3, h 3515, GC 3569

RA: 13h 31m 28.46s
Dec: −34° 47′ 44.2″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:911, U2:370, SA:21


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sa...

Mag: B=12.7, V=11.85

Size: 3.09′ x 1.38′
PA: 104°

Historical observations

John Herschel

Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "faint, pretty large, round, gradually little brighter in the middle; 45 arcseconds." His second observation was recorded as "faint, pretty large, slightly elongated, very gradually little brighter in the middle; 50 arcseconds."

Published comments

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p12.5.

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls this a 12.7 mag spiral galaxy in Centaurus, 1' x 0.8', faint, pretty large, very slightly elongated and very gradually a little brighter in the middle.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads S,HISB,MINC,BARSUSP DIFPERIPH.

Sandage (1975)

Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the IC 4296 Group. Members include NGC 5140, IC 4296, IC 4299, ESO 383-G 30, ESO 383-G 45 & ESO 383-G 49. Possible additional members include NGC 5161, NGC 5188 & NGC 5193.

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