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oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 5905

NGC 5905, LEDA 54445, MCG+09-25-038, UGC 9797, II 758, GC 4082, GC 4084

RA: 15h 15m 23.63s
Dec: +55° 31′ 1.4″

Con: Draco
Ch: MSA:568, U2:50, SA:2


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Type: galaxy (HII), SBb

Mag: B=13.6, V=?

Size: 4.57′ x 3.63′
PA: 135°

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Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-758

Discovered in 1788 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pF, pS, iR."

Published comments


A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1963 (15.0b)

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,DIF,RG,2NKNARMS.

Sandage, A. et al. (1975) Galaxies and the Universe

G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the NGC 5866 Group are NGC 5866, NGC 5907, NGC 5879, NGC 5905 & NGC 5908.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

POSS: core in pa30. halo pa90 reasonable---loosely-wound two-arm spiral.

pair 4'.2 SSE of gx, 8" in pa13 (1950: 1514.2+5536). m13.5 * 1'.5

E/sl S.

UGC: pa(135).

WDS: pair = Wirtz 12: 11.1,11.5; 9".1; 17.

15cm - 125x: f, roughly circ, perhaps 1' diam w/little cen brtning. S 3'.5 is

wide m11,11.5 pair: 10"; pa10. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

25cm - circ, 1'.75 diam, mottled sfc. only a little brtr across cen. pair clr

@ 190x. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

30cm - vuneven, pretty f glow w/losfcbr. 2'.5 diam w/some concen. poss elong

in pa90. core shows more def elong. m13.5 * 2' ESE.

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