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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 13:56:56.8
Visual Magnitude: 14.4
Discoverer: Swift L.
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 16.0
Summary description: eF, vS, R, 2 F st nr
NGC 5415. Swift's position is between two faint galaxies, but he notes that
his nebula forms a triangle with two faint stars nearby. This makes his
object the preceding and brighter of the two.
17.5" (6/7/97): faint, very small, round, 20" diameter, weak concentration. Forms east vertex of a nearly equilateral triangle with two mag 13/14.5 stars ~1.5' W and a similar distance NW.