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NGC 5908 (12,994 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 5908

NGC 5908, LEDA 54522, MCG+09-25-041, UGC 9805, II 760, GC 4085, GC 4088

RA: 15h 16m 43.22s
Dec: +55° 24′ 32″

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


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=13.5, V=?

Size: 3.235′ x 1.412′
PA: 154°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-760

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

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM,EQDKLN.

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

Walter Scott Houston

Houston calls this "a tiny object, only 2' by 1'.

Brian Skiff

POSS: parallel to -07.

UGC: pa154.

15cm - much brtr than -05, circ, 30" diam. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

25cm - pa150, 2'x1'. lentic halo. along maj axis is consp streak, in center

are *ings. halo brtr around core, as though center were illuminating

outer parts. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

30cm - smaller than -05, 2'x1' in pa150. inner core quite elong in same pa.

broad sl concen. both -05 and -08 in a rich fld consisting of a loose

assoc of six or eight m12.5-13 *s.

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