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NGC 5740

NGC 5740, LEDA 52641, MCG+00-38-003, UGC 9493, II 538, h 1872, GC 3985

RA: 14h 44m 24.53s
Dec: +01° 40′ 46.9″

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

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in pair), Sb

Mag: B=13.2, V=?

Size: 2.63′ x 1.412′
PA: 160°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-538

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

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Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Astronomy mag. 2/88 p36.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,DIF,BM,KNY,PD.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "pretty faint, pretty large, bright middle and somewhat elongated 1.5X1. In the field of 5746."

Walter Scott Houston

Houston notes that this 12th mag glow lies to the southwest of the brighter NGC 5746.

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