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NGC 5347

NGC 5347, LEDA 49342, MCG+06-31-007, UGC 8805, II 424, h 1695, GC 3687

RA: 13h 53m 17.89s
Dec: +33° 29′ 25.7″

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


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), SBab

Mag: B=13.3, V=?

Size: 1.621′ x 1.23′
PA: 130°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-424

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

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 13.2 mag barred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 1.1' x 0.9' , which he describes as "pretty faint, considerably large, round and 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 SB,BALMSTELNUC, ARMS FORM OVAL RG.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135 at 150X. Much brighter middle with a stellar nucleus at 220X. This galaxy is very mottled at all powers."

Brian Skiff

POSS: pa100.

UGC: pa130:.

15cm - nope.

25cm - vf, sm. somewhat brtr to center.

30cm - f, losfcbr, poorly concen. elong? in pa100, 1'x0'.6. f occas *ar nuc.

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