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NGC 5363 (11,936 of 18,816)


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NGC 5363

NGC 5363, LEDA 49547, MCG+01-36-002, UGC 8847, I 6, h 1703, GC 3702

RA: 13h 56m 7.38s
Dec: +05° 15′ 17″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:745, U2:241, SA:14


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Type: galaxy, I...

Mag: B=11.4, V=?

Size: 4.897′ x 3.235′
PA: 135°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

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."

Published comments

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: 5364, Deep Sky #17 Wi86 p11.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

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."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2009-04-17 22:30:00

Observing site: Pinnacles overlook

Telescope: C-11

[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.

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