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NGC 5812

NGC 5812, LEDA 53630, MCG-01-38-016, UGCA 398, I 71, h 3587, GC 4024

RA: 15h 00m 55.6s
Dec: −07° 27′ 26″

Con: Libra
Ch: MSA:789, U2:288, SA:14

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in pair), E

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 2.454′ x 2.089′
PA: 130°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-071

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB vS brighter towards following side."

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vB, S, psvmbM, 15 arcseconds, almost stellar." On a second occassion he called it "pB, R, svmbM, 30 arcseconds, hardly bright enough for a first class nebula."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 22 (1921)

vB, S, no structure; globular nebula.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 6 7 0:33:18

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[15h 1m 0s, -7 27' 0"] A small, bright E. B: E1.

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