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IC 5226

IC 5226, ESO 533-45, LEDA 69097, MCG-04-53-010

RA: 22h 32m 30.09s
Dec: −25° 39′ 43.7″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1379, U2:347, SA:23

Ref: Corwin (2004), Steinicke (2009)

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Type: galaxy, SBc

Mag: B=14.4, V=13.5

Size: 2.6′ x 2.4′
PA: 9°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

IC 5226 is ESO 533- G045 = MCG -04-53-010. Swift found this the same night as he did I5225 = N7294. Though his positions by this time in his life are so bad that it is almost impossible to identify systematic offsets within one night's observations, this is one case where it works: his RA's for this and for I5225 are off in the same direction and by similar amounts (36 seconds for I5225, and 48 seconds for this).

This also means that his declination is exactly one degree too far north. But when his position is corrected, we find a galaxy that matches his description ("eeeF, pL, R, no * nr") very well. However, Swift apparently based his additional comment "nf of 2" on his written positions because the galaxy is actually the "sf of 2."

In any event, the identification is reasonably secure.

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