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NGC 5313 (11,825 of 18,816)


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NGC 5313

NGC 5313, LEDA 49069, MCG+07-28-074, UGC 8744, II 711, h 1677, GC 3665

RA: 13h 49m 44.29s
Dec: +39° 59′ 5.6″

Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:608, U2:76, SA:7


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=12.4, V=?

Size: 1.698′ x 0.954′
PA: 40°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-711

Discovered in 1788 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, cL, iF."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 13th mag spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 1.3' x 0.7' , which he describes as "pretty bright, pretty small, very slightly elongated and gradually a little brighter in the middle."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,HISB,DKPCH SEND.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "13M; 1.9'x 1.2' extent (N5313); an oblong SP GAL; N5311 (13.6M!) is 10' W of N5313; very, very faint! see S&T, vol.75-3,333 for photo; 30' to SSE is N5326 & Co.."

Brian Skiff

POSS: wide pair 8'.5 SSE: 12,12; 43"; pa160. A comp is close dbl.

UGC: pa40.

15cm - seen in dk sky as sm round spot 1 diam.

25cm - 1'.25x0'.5 in pa45. sm elong *ry core. S 7' is pair to be mistaken for gx

at lox. in dk sky.

30cm - brtr than expected. sl broad concen. 1'.3x0'.7 in pa45. occas f *ar nuc.

smooth core.

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