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NGC 5653

NGC 5653, IC 1026, LEDA 51814, MCG+05-34-058, UGC 9318, II 330, h 1826, GC 3914

RA: 14h 30m 10.59s
Dec: +31° 12′ 54.3″

Con: Bo÷tes
Ch: MSA:649, U2:111, SA:7

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin, NED

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Type: galaxy (HII), (R')SA(rs)b;HII

Mag: B=12.7, V=?

Size: 1.737′ x 1.288′
PA: 125°

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

NGC 5653 = IC 1026, which see.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms:H II-330

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, R, bM."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 12.9 mag spiral galaxy in Bootes, measuring 0.5' x 0.4', which is pretty faint, pretty small, round and brighter in the middle.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM,IRRDIFHALO DKPCHS NP END.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, round, bright middle at 100X."

Brian Skiff

RC3: V=12.2/12.9

POSS: odd squarish core w/vf extns W & SE to give overall pa110. core has

no preferred pa. m13 * 1' N.

UGC: pa125.

15cm - not vis.

- mod f, sm @ 80x. 140x: 1'.2 diam at max of vfntst extent of halo, usually

diam ~sep to m15.5 * 45" N. mod even concen to occas vis *ar nuc. BS,

7Jun1991, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - found @ 47x. mod f, does not bear magnification well. 1' diam, roughly

circ. diffuse w/even concen.

30cm - fairly sm, mod concen, f *ar nuc. 1' diam, seems poss elong in pa120 in


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