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NGC 5260

NGC 5260, AM 1337-233, ESO 509-92, LEDA 48371, MCG-04-32-050, SGC 133734-2336.3

RA: 13h 40m 19.6s
Dec: −23° 51′ 29″

Con: Hydra
Ch: MSA:865, U2:331, SA:21


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Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), Sc

Mag: B=13.63, V=?

Size: 1.584′ x 1.513′
PA: ?

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Historical observations

Swift, L. (1885)

"Catalogue No. 1 of Nebulae discovered at the Warner Observatory" [1885AN....112..313S]

"On July 9th 1883, soon after the mounting of the 16 inch refractor of this observatory, I, without an assistant, began a systematic search for new nebulae, devoting however, as heretofore, about one half of my time to comet-seeking with my 4.5-inch telescope.

"The places given are for 1885.0 and though only approximate, the nebulae will, I think, be found very near the positions assigned.

"Only a few are as bright as H. Class II. Many are as much fainter than the faintest of his Class III as it is possible to conceive, the clearest nights and the largest telescopes being required to deal intelligently with them, or, in fact, to see them at all.

"Catalogue No. 2, containing another hundred will be ready for publication a few weeks hence. About a dozen - embraced in both catalogues - were discovered by my son, a lad of thirteen years. They are marked «Edward».

"The eye-piece used is a periscopic positive, made especially for the work by Gundlach of this city. It gives a power of 132, and the astonishingly large field of 33'."

Number 24 in Swift's list became NGC 5260:

#24 1885 April 6 | 13 34 30 -23 18 9 | "eF; pL; p. by 6s the middle * in a line n. and s."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SBC,STELNUC,PECBAR).

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