NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:37:38.9
Declination: -42:50:52
Constellation: CEN
Visual Magnitude: 12.5

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1834
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: F, pL, cE, vglbM
Sub-type: E?

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5237. This is probably a late-type irregular galaxy, though there is a hint of a nucleus on the DSS2IR image. There is a low-surface-brightness knot or companion on the northwest side of the galaxy with no entries in the automated lists.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5237 14" (4/2/16 - Coonabarabran, 160x): moderately bright, fairly small, irregularly round (seems to change shape with averted vision). No noticeable core but seems brightest at the west end with careful viewing. On the DSS, it appears I noticed either a very small companion that's merged on the northwest side of the galaxy or a blue, starburst region of the galaxy. NGC 5237 forms the southern vertex of an isosceles triangle with two bright stars; mag 7.4 HD 118337 7' NW and mag 7.0 HD 118483 7' NE! Member of the NGC 5128 (Cen A) group.