NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:34:42.6
Declination: +51:36:50
Constellation: CVN
Visual Magnitude: 13.3

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: cF, pL, R, vlbM
Sub-type: Sd

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5238, similar to NGC 5237, is in the M 101 group. It is either a double interacting system, or a late-type irregular, well-resolved in the SDSS image. The position for the northern component is for an eccentric blue stellar knot. Spectra show this to be a star-forming region in the galaxy rather than a superposed Galactic star. The position of the southern component is similarly characterized by a blue knot. This one, however, is more diffuse and obviously a part of the galaxy. Curiously, it has no entry in the automated catalogs, though SDSS has picked up three of the fainter knots around it. I've adopted a mean of those three positions.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5238 17.5" (5/11/02): very faint, moderately large, slightly elongated ~N-S, 1.2'x1.0', very diffuse with no noticeable central concentration. NGC 5225 lies 15' SW. Possible outlying member of the M101 group.