NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:0:37.2
Visual Magnitude: 12.9
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1787
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: vF, cS
NGC 5400. See IC 968.
48" (5/16/12): bright, moderately large, slightly elongated ~E-W, ~1.2'x0.9', sharply concentrated with a very bright core and faint outer halo. This bright E or S0 is the brightest and centrally situated in a north-south string of 6 galaxies. The two closest are PGC 140239, 1.7' NNE, and PGC 1080934 just 55" S of center. The first galaxy appeared fairly faint, small, elongated 2:1 WSW-ENE, 18"x9".
18" (6/30/11): fairly faint, small, irregularly round, ~25" diameter. Contains a very small bright core surrounded by a small roundish halo. Difficult to determine an orientation as different portions of the lower surface brightness halo are sometimes visible with averted. IC 968, a close double system, lies 3' due south. 2MASX J14003752-0252231, an extremely faint, small galaxy (V = 15.5) was occasionally glimpsed 55" S of center, on a line with IC 968. This cD galaxy is the dominant member of MKW 5, a poor cluster at a distance of ~340 million light years.
17.5" (5/11/96): faint, small, round, 40" diameter, weakly concentrated. A mag 10.5 star is 4.7' SW.