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NGC 5713

NGC 5713, LEDA 52412, MCG+00-37-022, UGC 9451, ZW VIII 447, I 182, h 1857, GC 3964

RA: 14h 40m 11.47s
Dec: −00° 17′ 24.7″

Con: Virgo
Ch: MSA:766, U2:243, SA:14


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sbc

Mag: B=11.7, V=?

Size: 2.754′ x 2.137′
PA: 10°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-182

Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB, pL, iR, mbM."

Published comments

Union Observatory Circular (c.1919)

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: "Very condensed cluster? mag 9.8"

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRRR,HISB,DIFARM PR DIF HALO.

Sandage, A. et al. (1975) Galaxies and the Universe

G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes "Includes the NGC 5566 & NGC 5713 group." The five brightest members of the Virgo III cloud are NGC 5566, NGC 5746, NGC 5713, NGC 5701 & NGC 5584.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.8M; 2.1' x 1.9' diameter; fairly bright, not quite round glow with brighter center; 35' to W and a little S is SP GAL N5691 (13M; 1' diameter) a soft, round glow; very soft SP GAL N5719 (13.8M; 2' x 1' extent) is 10' E and a bit S; easier than you think, and a couple of minutes S of a 10.5M star."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 5 5 23:45:30

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[14h 40m 12s, -0 17' 0"] A faint spiral with a small nucleus.

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