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NGC 5562

NGC 5562, MCG+02-37-002, UGC 9174

RA: 14h 20m 11.13s
Dec: +10° 15′ 45.5″

Con: Bo÷tes
Ch: MSA:719, U2:197, SA:14

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy

Mag: B=14.5, V=?

Size: 0.831′ x 0.724′
PA: ?

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

NGC 5562 is CGCG 075-011, even though it is nearly 20 arcmin north of Tempel's nominal position. Here is his description (translated by Wolfgang Steinicke):

"Two degrees north of it [NGC 5511], I found on June 28th a new nebula and have seen it several times. At this time I can specify its position only from Argelander's atlas [the BD]: 14h 13m Os +10d 39'. It is small, III; 3' south-preceding the nebula is a star 11m, and 3s following is a very faint star."

Both stars are just where Tempel puts them, and the description of the nebula as small and very faint (WH's class III) is correct. The actual distance north of NGC 5511 (which see) is closer to 1.5 degrees rather than 2 as Tempel states.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,SLDIF,BM.

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