NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 13:47:24.3
Declination: -30:24:19
Constellation: CEN
Visual Magnitude: 14.1

Historic Information

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


Summary description: vF, R, vlbM, ** p
Sub-type: E3

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5291 17.5" (3/12/88): fairly faint, very small, round, small bright core. Forms a double system with MCG -05-33-005 just 0.6' SSW. MCG -05-33-005 appeared very faint, very small, round, nearly attached to the south end of NGC 5291. The companion is known as the "Seashell Galaxy" due to its unusual "whelk" appearance on photographs. Member of the IC 4329 cluster (AGC 3574).