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NGC 5237

NGC 5237, AM 1334-423, ESO 270-22, LEDA 48139, MCG-07-28-005, SGC 133440-4235.6, SPB 227, h 3524, GC 3607

RA: 13h 37m 38.9s
Dec: −42° 50′ 51″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:932, U2:403, SA:21


(reference key)

Type: galaxies (interacting), S...

Mag: B=13.39, V=12.67

Size: 1.659′ x 1.412′
PA: 128°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, pL, lE, glvM, 90 arcseconds long." On a second occassion he wrote "F, pL, R, glbM, 40 arcseconds." He next called it "F, pL, oval; vgbM, 1' long, 50 arcseconds broad." His final observation was recorded as "F, pL, R, vglbM, 40 arcseconds."

Published comments

Schmidt, K.-H. et al. (1993)

Schmidt K.-H., Priebe A. & Boller T. (1993) Nearby galaxies. Revised machine-readable version of the catalogue. Astron. Nachr., 314, 371. [1993AN....314..371S]

Other names: "E270-22". Total photoelectric blue mag 13.23 Total colour index .74 Logarithm of the angular diameter D25 (arcminutes) 1.29 Blue photographic magnitude 13.26 This galaxy is included in a sample of galaxies with velocity less than 500km/s with respect to the centroid of the Local Group. [Nearby Galaxies. Schmidt K.-H., Priebe A., Boller T. (Astron. Nachr. 314, 371 (1993))]

Paturel et al. (1991)

Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.

NGC 5237 = MCG -7 -28 -5.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads DIF,VLBM,NONUC.

Fairall, A.P. (1981)

Fairall, A.P. (1981) NGC 5237 - A new member of the Local Group of galaxies. MNRAS, 196, 11.

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

2008 April 11

Date: 2008 April 11, 21:15, Friday night

Location: Sutherland (quarry)

Sky conditions: Clear, moonlight.

Telescope: 12-inch f/4.9 Dobsonian

Eyepieces: 25mm Sirius Plossl, 60x, 46' fov & 10mm Sirius Plossl, 150x, 14/17' fov

This galaxy appears as a pretty bright, round glow, forming a shallow isoceles triangle with two bright stars to its north (HD 118483, V=7.0 and HD 118337, V=7.4).

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