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Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), SBb
Mag: B=12.37, V=?
Size: 3.162′ x 1.905′
Synonyms: H I-184
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB, pL, E sp-nf, mbM." The Notes to the Second Catalogue reads: "Suspected of variability by h. H. has only this one obs."
Sir John Herschel notes: "Some suspicion of variability, inasmuch as one description calls it Round, another Elongated, and another Much Elongated, besides other indications in respect of brightness"
This galaxy was recorded by both Herschels, and described as pretty faint, pretty large, pretty much elongated approximately at position angle 45 degrees, much brighter in the middle, with a 10th mag star to its South.
pF, pL, mE 35deg, BN, spiral.
Knox Shaw, H. (1915) Note on the nebulae and star clusters shown on the Franklin-Adams plates. M.N.R.A.S., 76(2), 105-107.
Comments on papers by Harding (MNRAS, 74(8)), and Melotte (MemRAS 60(5)) describing objects foundon the Franklin-Adams plates; compares with plates taken with the Reynolds reflector (Helwan Obs Bull. 9-15):
NGC 5728 is an elongated spiral. [previously included in Class II-Spindle-shaped Nebulae]
pF, 2'x1', E 35deg; spiral with pB alm.stell.N. See HOB 15.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM,DIF,SSTRSUSP *CLOSE NF NUC.
This galaxy is listed in the "Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies" as having an outer ring of 3.00 arcminute diameter.
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x 290x 462x)
What a lovely sliver of light quite outstanding apart from its indicated magnitude 12. The nucleus brightens to a bright pin-point image. A faint star just north of the nucleus given it a double impression.
RA: 14h42m24s - DEC: -17o15'10" - Magnitude: 12 - Size: 3.2'x1.9'
Tel: 16" S/C - 290x - 462x - Date: 29 April 2009 – Polokwane – Vis 5.2+-
An outstanding spindle galaxy in a definite elongated shape from north to south. It is just barely brighter towards the middle area. The northern tip of the galaxy seems somewhat more pointy and hazy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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