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NGC 5958 (13,134 of 18,816)


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NGC 5958

NGC 5958, LEDA 55494, MCG+05-37-003, UGC 9909, II 399, GC 4113

RA: 15h 34m 49.2s
Dec: +28° 39′ 18.1″

Con: Corona Borealis
Ch: MSA:646, U2:112, SA:7


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=13.2, V=?

Size: 1.047′ x 1′
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-399

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pF, pL, iR, bM, 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 R,UHISB.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

POSS: gx in pa10. 11' WSW of br *. m12.5 * 3'.9 E; m13 * 3'.3 NW; m14 * 1'.9 in pa190.

13cm - vsm hisfcbr unconcen spot. BS, 23Jun1984, USNO.

15cm - one guess. BS, Roof.

- vis @ 50x w/o diffic, fairly f @ 80x. 140x: oval elong SSE-NNW, 1'x0'.6 w/strong broad concen; no sharp center. m13.5-14 * 1'.5 S; m14.5-15 * 1' NW. BS, 14Apr1991, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - seen 11' W of m9 *, found @ 190x. pretty f, circ, 0'.6 diam. faintly gran texture. m12.5 *s 3' E & 2' NW.

30cm - smoothly concen, irreg halo up to 50" diam. core 15" across w/f *ing for nuc. elong N-S. m14 * 2' S. CBL.

- mod br spot elong approx N-S, 1'x0'.7. seems to have thin extensions to nrly circ fat core. core lg (40" across), mod broad concen w/modhisfcbr. occas *ar nuc sparkles. a few m14 *s w/in 21' radius. BS, 23Jun1984,


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