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RA: 13h 45m 19.23s
Dec: +41° 42′ 45.8″
Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:608, U2:76, SA:7
Type: galaxy, Sbc
Mag: B=13.94, V=13.14
Size: 3.715′ x 1.023′
Synonyms: H I-170
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB, elongated nearly in parallel, small nucleus in the middle; 2' long."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM,EQDKLN.
Houston notes: "in a 12.5-inch telescope on a good-to-fair night, NGC 5290 was near the limit of vision and I estimated it as magnitude 13.3."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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