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Mag: B=14.5, V=?
Size: 1.258′ x 0.724′
NGC 5679 is the brightest of a triple system. WH called it merely faint and small, while JH noted the double star nearby to the west-northwest. Neither apparently noticed the fainter galaxies; these may have simply added a bit to the nebulous appearance of the brightest galaxy.
Synonyms: H II-894
Discovered in 1793 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, S."
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1982 (18.0v)
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,DIF,BM,DKLNS,** N.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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