NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:0:45.6
Visual Magnitude: 12.0
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1790
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: pB, S, iE, mbM
24" (7/1/16): at 375x; moderately to fairly bright, elongated 5:2 NNW-SSE, ~2'x0.8', contains a small bright elongated core (bar). The surface brightness in irregular with some interesting structure. I had an impression of a spiral arm extending north on the east side of the halo.
A fairly faint nonstellar knot (Holm 569B), 6"-8" diameter, is at the southeast end of the bar. There is a small dip in brightness between the central region and the knot. Bill Keel considered the knot an extremely luminous HII region, but a recent paper assumes NGC 5430 is a minor merger and the "knot" is an off-center dwarf satellite with triggered star formation.
17.5" (6/7/97): fairly faint, fairly small, elongated ~2:1 NNW-SSE, brighter core containing a stellar nucleus. A mag 14-15 "star" is involved at the south-southeast end. This "star" may confuse the apparent position angle of the galaxy as the major axis (including halo) is N-S. A faint pair of mag 14.5 stars follows by 2.0'.
The stellar object at the south-southeast end is a strong HII emission knot (Ho 569b = Mrk 799a) thought to contain a large number of type-O and Wolf-Rayet stars.
17.5" (4/5/97): moderately bright and large, elongated 5:2 NNW-SSE, 2.0'x0.8', brighter core increases to an occasional stellar nucleus. A mag 15 "star" is close southeast and a mag 14.5 pair at 12" separation lies 2.0' ENE of center.
8" (4/24/82): faint, small, round. Located southeast of NGC 5376 and NGC 5389.