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NGC 5436

NGC 5436, LEDA 50104, MCG+02-36-025, UGC 8971

RA: 14h 03m 41.26s
Dec: +09° 34′ 23.9″

Con: Bo÷tes
Ch: MSA:720, U2:196, SA:14

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in cluster), S0a

Mag: B=14.9, V=?

Size: 1.258′ x 0.524′
PA: 126°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

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.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM.

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