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NGC 5319

NGC 5319, LEDA 49124

RA: 13h 50m 33.4s
Dec: +33° 44′ 9″

Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:628, U2:110, SA:7

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy

Mag: B=16.08, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 5319. Lord Rosse's sketch and description are exact. They unambiguously point to the faint galaxy north following NGC 5318 as the nova; this is "C" in the sketch. "B" -- NGC 5318 -- is shown as three separate nebulae, all of which exist just where Lord Rosse places them. So, the three galaxies are given suffixes in the order of brightness. The RNGC is incorrect in equating N5319 with N5318b. Note, too, that Holmberg only saw one of the companions on the Heidelberg plates that he used for his 1937 double galaxy study.

Lord Rosse's sketch also shows NGC 5312 ("A"), but curiously, not NGC 5321 which is actually closer to N5318 than is N5312. This might suggest that there is a problem with N5321's identification, too, but John Herschel's position and description closely match the galaxy.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads =5318B.

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