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NGC 5488

NGC 5488, IC 4375, ESO 384-58, LEDA 50423, MCG-05-33-048, SGC 140507-3304.7, h 3558, GC 3796

RA: 14h 08m 3.06s
Dec: −33° 18′ 52.9″

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

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=12.27, V=?

Size: 3.63′ x 1.148′
PA: 22°

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

NGC 5488 = IC 4375. JH's position in the CGH Observations is crude (14 01+-, 122 50+- for 1830.0), yet he gave it in GC to his usual precision of 0.1 seconds and 0.1 arcseconds. He did list the number of observations as "1::", but this did not make it to the NGC. Dreyer did his usual rounding, too, so the NGC position is apparently a nomally accurate one of one or two arcminutes.

The only reason we can be fairly sure about the identification is JH's note "near and to the north of a * 8 m." The star is there, and Stewart also comments on it: "cB,[sic] * sp" (I think the comma is a typo). In any event, there is nothing at JH's position, and the identity with the IC object is pretty sure.

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, R, near and to the north of a star 8th mag."

Published comments

Paturel et al. (1991)

Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.

NGC 5488 = IC 4375

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,STELNUC,DIF,*NR S.

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