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NGC 5798

NGC 5798, LEDA 53463, MCG+05-35-028, UGC 9628, III 131, h 1892, GC 4016

RA: 14h 57m 38.03s
Dec: +29° 58′ 5.1″

Con: Bo÷tes
Ch: MSA:647, U2:111, SA:7

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (emission-line), I

Mag: B=13.5, V=?

Size: 1.412′ x 0.954′
PA: 42°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-131

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, E, close to a star, contains two stars."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,IRR,BM,HISB 2*CLOSE P.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

RC3: B=13.6/13.8

15cm - fairly f but modsfcbr (not low) @ 80x w/m12.5-13 * off NE side. 140x:

1'.2x1', elong E-W. vwk broad concen overall. two *ings twd SW side of

halo. m13 * NE is just outside halo. BS, 7Jun1991, Anderson Mesa.

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