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Type: galaxy, S
Mag: B=16.5, V=15.7
Size: 0.3′ x 0.2′
NGC 5609, NGC 5613, and NGC 5615 are all companions of NGC 5614 found by LdR. In spite of the good positions in NGC, there has been some confusion over the identifications. Even if the positions were not reliable, LdR's sketch of the field, and micrometric measurements of two of the novae, would be enough to clearly identify them.
NGC 5614 and NGC 5615 have attracted recent attention as an interacting pair of galaxies. N5615 has a tidal plume streaming away from it and N5614, the clear result of the gravitational interaction.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads STELLAR.
RC3: not listed
15cm - marginally vis @ 140x 5' SSE of m10 * W of -14. BS, 7Jun1991, Anderson
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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