NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 13:34:5.9
Visual Magnitude: 12.6
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1826
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: vF, S, R, bM
NGC 5217. See IC 897 for a curious footnote to the observations of this
17.5" (5/30/92): fairly faint, fairly small, round, evenly concentrated down to a small bright core. Forms a pair with IC 897 3.2' ESE. The companion appeared extremely faint, very small. I could only glimpse this object for moments with averted vision but it appeared very elongated 3:1 SW-NE and extremely thin.