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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:42:12.3
Declination: -13:51:37
Constellation: VIR
Visual Magnitude: 11.4

Historic Information

Discoverer: Cooper
Year of discovery: 1855
Discovery aperture: 13.5


Summary description: A nebula (Auw 32)
Sub-type: *

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5268 is a star at the catalogued position. Included in the Markree Catalogue as a nebula, there is only a hint on the DSS of a very faint galaxy just south of the much brighter star. I do not think that it could be seen in the 12.4-inch refractor at Markree, and suspect that the southern declination -- thus, a relatively low altitude in Ireland -- might have played a role in the classification.