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Mag: B=15.01, V=?
NGC 5795. Once again, Swift's description in his original paper provides the correct identification: "vF; pS; eE; spindle; pB * close to p end; [N5794, N5797, N5804, N5805] in field." This pinpoints the galaxy 1 deg, 10' north of Swift's position. The description is correct in every respect except that the star is superposed on the following end. The position of the galaxy, (which is MCG +08-27-035 = UGC 09617 = CGCG 248-029) is 14 54 39.5 +49 35 58 (measured with respect to SAO 045288).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM,*SUP F END.
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty small, much elongated (2.5X1) in PA 75 and somewhat brighter in the middle at 135X."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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