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RA: 13h 53m 26.71s
Dec: +40° 18′ 9.4″
Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:608, U2:76, SA:7
Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), S0
Mag: B=12.52, V=?
Size: 2.089′ x 1.38′
Discovered in 1788 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "Two. Both pB, S, R, 2' distant in the same meridian." The two objects are NGC 5353 & NGC 5354.
Burnham calls it a 13.0 mag elliptical galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 0.9' x 0.7' , which he describes as "faint, small, slightly elongated, 1' pair with NGC 5353 [to the south]."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,HISB,ATT5353.
POSS: pair btwn -53/55 is also 1'.9 NE of -54.
UGC: no pa.
15cm - easy in dk sky.
25cm - 2nd brtst in N5353 grp, immed N of -53. round, 1'.25 diam, *ar nuc.
30cm - fntr and less concen than -53, 1'.1 S; halo touches that of -53. sm 5"
nuc w/even fading through core & halo. elong indef due to bridge btwn two
gxs, but seems in pa100; the 53/54 pair in pa0.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[13h 53m 30s, 40° 18m 0s] Part of the 5353 group.
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