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NGC 5898

NGC 5898, ESO 514-2, LEDA 54625, MCG-04-36-006, SGC 151517-2354.9, UGCA 404, III 138, h 3597, GC 4076

RA: 15h 18m 13.3s
Dec: −24° 05′ 49″

Con: Libra
Ch: MSA:861, U2:334, SA:21

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, E

Mag: B=12.6, V=11.52

Size: 2.511′ x 2.29′
PA: 37°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-138

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "Two, nearly parallel 7' distant, Both vF, not vS, R." The two objects are NGC 5898 and NGC 5903.

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Observed by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, R, pgbM, 15 arcseconds."

Published comments

Shapley, H. & Ames, A. (1932)

Shapley, H. & Ames, A. (1932) A survey of the external galaxies brighter than the thirteenth magnitude. Annals Harvard College Obs., 88(2), 43.

Position given in NGC corrected by that published by Reinmuth's Die Herschel Nebel.

Sandage, A. (1975) ApJ, 202, 563

(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the NGC 5898 Pair. Members include NGC 5898, NGC 5903 & ESO 514-G 3.

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

Richard Ford

2012 March 24th, Sat

Location:Perdeberg.

Time:2:22am.

Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.

Instrument:12-inch Dobsonian.

This galaxy is observed as an oval shape of light which is vaguely faint at 75*.The galactic nucleus of this galaxy is fairly faint and well defined but no structure is seen.This galaxy measures 2.8'*0.9'.From the nuclues of this galaxy the light of this galaxy grows brighter compared to the far outskirts of this galaxy.

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