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Type: galaxy (in group), S0:
Mag: B=13.4, V=?
Size: 1.445′ x 0.977′
Synonyms: H I-145
Discovered in 1786 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "Two; the preceding [NGC 5574] pB, pL, E, distance 3' or 4' sp-nf. The following [NGC 5576] cB, R, pL."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,HISB.
Van den Bergh (1961, Astronomical Journal, Vol 66, p566) notes that this galaxy forms a pure pair with NGC 5576 2.8 arcminutes away.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[14h 20m 54s, 3° 14m 0s] A faint, tilted spiral, forming a nice pair with 5576.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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