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NGC 5354

NGC 5354, HCG 68b, LEDA 49354, MCG+07-29-011, UGC 8814, II 715, h 1699, GC 3694

RA: 13h 53m 26.71s
Dec: +40° 18′ 9.4″

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

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), S0

Mag: B=12.52, V=?

Size: 2.089′ x 1.38′
PA: 174°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms:H II-715

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.

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

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]."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,HISB,ATT5353.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

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.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2010 6 8 0:7:11

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[13h 53m 30s, 40 18m 0s] Part of the 5353 group.

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