NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:41:39.9
Declination: +55:40:14
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 12.9

Historic Information

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


Summary description: pF, R, vS neb 40" f, * n
Sub-type: Sb/P

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5278 18" (4/26/08): fairly faint, small, irregularly round, 30"x25", weak concentration with a slightly brighter core. The surface appears slightly irregular or mottled. This is the brighter southwestern member of an interacting double system (Arp 239) with NGC 5279, barely off the east end. A mag 6.9 star lies 8' ENE, but it was easy to keep it out of the field. 17.5" (6/18/93): fairly faint, fairly small, round, 45" diameter, very weakly concentrated core. Forms a double system with NGC 5279 just off the ENE edge 40" between centers. A mag 13.5 star lies 1.7' NNW. Located 8.1' WSW of mag 6.9 SAO 28858.