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Type: galaxy, I...
Mag: B=11.4, V=?
Size: 4.897′ x 3.235′
Synonyms: H I-006
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vB pL gmbM."
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: 5364, Deep Sky #17 Wi86 p11.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "pretty bright, pretty large, round and much brighter middle. Near a 9th mag star. This is brightest of group. Three galaxies, NGC 5360, NGC 5363 and NGC 5364, all in the same 100X, 30' field."
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[13h 56m 6s, 5° 15m 0s] An E4? The center of a cluster? There seems to be faint mottling to the SE of this galaxy. This is not a cluster center. It's a rare Ep. The mottling is NGC 5354.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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