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RA: 14h 03m 41.26s
Dec: +09° 34′ 23.9″
Ch: MSA:720, U2:196, SA:14
Type: galaxy (in cluster), S0a
Mag: B=14.9, V=?
Size: 1.258′ x 0.524′
NGC 5436 is one of a line of three nebulae found by Temple (N5437 = I4365 and 5438 are the others). It's likely that WH saw at least one of these objects, the northern-most and brightest of the group, N5438; see N5446 for more on this.
Except for N5438, Bigourdan mangled the names here; he mistook a nearby star as a nebula as well. So, N5437 has ended up with " IC 4365 " (which see) on it in addition to the NGC number.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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