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NGC 5632

NGC 5632, GC 3898

RA: 14h 29m 19.63s
Dec: −00° 26′ 51.4″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:767, U2:242, SA:14

Ref: Corwin (2004)

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Type: star (single)

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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

NGC 5632, NGC 5651, and NGC 5658 are more of the stars mistaken by the early Harvard observers (in this case, Harvard's then-director G. P. Bond) for nebulae. Bond's positions are good enough that Auwers picked up the correct stars in all three cases -- but still described them as nebulae. For NGC 5632, Auwers also noted an 11th magnitude star following the "nebula" on the parallel by 2 minutes 30 seconds of time. That star is GSC 4984-0094 at 14 29 15.66, -00 12 49.6 (n = 2, B1950.0).

Published comments

Union Observatory Circular No 20 (1914)

W. M. Worssell, in Union Observatory Circular No 20 (1914), comments on objects seen on photographic plates taken with the Franklin-Adams Star-Camera. He notes that while NGC 5618 was seen, "NGC 5632 not found".

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,COM1'NP,2'FO.

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