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NGC 5419

NGC 5419, ESO 384-39, LEDA 50100, MCG-06-31-019, SGC 140042-3344.3, h 3554, GC 3748

RA: 14h 03m 38.29s
Dec: −33° 58′ 49.5″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:910, U2:371, SA:21

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (radio), S...

Mag: B=12.4, V=11.33

Size: 3.89′ x 3.09′
PA: 76°

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John Herschel

Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually brighter in the middle; 50 arcseconds." His second observation was recorded as "pretty bright, round, gradually much brighter in the middle; 25 arcseconds." The final observation saw it as "pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually pretty much brighter in the middle; 50 arcseconds."

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Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls this a 12.4 mag elliptical galaxy in Centaurus, 1' x 0.7', pretty bright, pretty large, round and gradually pretty much brighter in the middle.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

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