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NGC 5658

NGC 5658, GC 3918

RA: 14h 31m 55.26s
Dec: −00° 22′ 1.1″

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 5658. Discovered in 1853 by the then director of Harvard Observatory, George P. Bond, the nominal position is 14 29 22 -00 08 50. There is only a faint star at this position, and there are no galaxies nearby that would match Bond's description ("An elongated nebula, fainter than the above [NGC 5651], seen 1853 May 9." See NGC 5632 for more.

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Bailey, S.I. (1913)

Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "not seen."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM.

Corwin et al. (1994)

Corwin, H. G. Jr, Buta, R. J. & De Vaucouleurs, G. (1994) "Corrections and additions of the Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies", Astron. J., 108(6), 2128.

"PGC 51957, Not = NGC 5658, which is a star."

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