NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:35:55.1
Declination: +35:35:18
Constellation: CVN
Visual Magnitude: 13.1

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: vF, pL, R, lbM
Sub-type: SBc

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5240 may be IC 895 (which see for the story), but is probably not.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5240 17.5" (5/11/02): very faint, moderately large, elongated 3:2 SW-NE, 1.5'x0.9', Very diffuse appearance with a surprisingly low surface brightness and little or no central concentration. A trio of mag 10-10.5 stars lies 11' ENE. The NGC 5223 group (trio) is located 55' SSW.