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NGC 5612 (12,499 of 18,816)


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NGC 5612

NGC 5612, ESO 22-1, LEDA 52057, SGC 142811-7810.1, h 3567, GC 3879

RA: 14h 34m 2.1s
Dec: −78° 23′ 18″

Con: Apus
Ch: MSA:1020, U2:467, SA:25


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sa:

Mag: B=13.14, V=12.14

Size: 1.905′ x 1.047′
PA: 63°

Historical observations

John Herschel

Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "very faint, elongated, gradually brighter in the middle; with a feeble appearance of stars, but I have hardly a doubt of its being a nebula."

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f but vsm modhisfcbr glow @ 80x. 140x: oval halo elong NE-SW,

1'x0'.6. strong even concen to much brtr narrow core 0'.6x0'.1. BS,

24Feb1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

2010 April 28

Location: Alldays

12-inch f/10 SCT (95x 218x 346x)

A faint smear light. Higher magnification brings to the fore an elongated brighter ray of light in a north-east to south-west direction. With closer investigation the north-eastern edge seems somewhat fatter with a slightly broken middle that tappers down to a south-western tip. Averted vision lifts it out beautifully against a rather busy star field, just 55 north-west of alpha Apodis

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