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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:3:41.1
Visual Magnitude: 13.8
Year of discovery: 1883
Discovery aperture: 11.0
Summary description: 3 vF in a line, 2'-3' dist, n one brightest, nf * 8.6
NGC 5436 is one of a line of three nebulae found by Temple (N5437 = I4365 and
5438 = N5446 are the others). It's likely that WH saw at least one of these
objects, the northern-most and brightest of the group, N5438; see N5446 for
more on this.
Except for N5438, Bigourdan mangled the names here; he mistook a nearby star
as a nebula as well. So, N5437 has ended up with "IC 4365" (which see) on it
in addition to the NGC number.
17.5" (6/4/94): faint, very small, faint halo with an abrupt brighter core. Located 5.2' ENE of mag 8.8 SAO 120258. First of three in trio with NGC 5437 3.4' SSE and NGC 5438 2.8' NNE in the NGC 5416 galaxy cluster.