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NGC 5273

NGC 5273, LEDA 48521, MCG+06-30-072, UGC 8675, I 98, h 1664, GC 3637

RA: 13h 42m 8.44s
Dec: +35° 39′ 15.8″

Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:629, U2:110, SA:7

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (Seyfert 1), S0

Mag: B=12.5, V=11.7

Size: 2.754′ x 2.187′
PA: 10°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-098

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB, pL, R, vgmbM."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 12.7. mag elliptical galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 0.9' x 0.8' , which he describes as "considerably bright, pretty large, round and pretty suddenly much brighter to the middle."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,DKLN SUSP.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 8 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p8.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 2' diameter; round glow with brighter center, and just barely perceptible stellar nucleus; !good supernova prospect! see photo at HAG-8."

Brian Skiff

UGC: pa(10).

Hubble: pa5. *s 1'.5 W and (brtr one) 2'.5 WNW.

15cm - barely.

25cm - round, 1' diam. well concen br core but no nuc. * on W side.

30cm - pretty f, losfcbr. 149x shows occas *ar nuc. 238x shows it fairly well

concen, steady *ar nuc. 50" diam.

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