NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 13:32:49.4
Visual Magnitude: 12.9
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: F, S, R, psbMN
24" (6/1/13): moderately bright, moderately large, round, 0.8' diameter, sharply concentrated with a small bright core that increases to a stellar nucleus. Brightest in a group (WBL 450), along with NGC 5208 and 5209, which lie 10' NNW.
17.5" (5/27/95): faint, fairly small, round, 1.0' diameter. Contains a fairly bright core with a faint halo with fades into the background. Similar to the NGC 5208/5209 pair that lies ~10' NNW.