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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:3:47.9
Visual Magnitude: 13.6
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: eF, eS
NGC 5446 is probably identical to NGC 5438. This is another of WH's earlier
discoveries (19 March 1784). Many of the nebulae found in the spring of 1784
have larger position errors than later observations. In this case, the
difference in RA is 30 seconds, and the Dec's are close. The descriptions are
similar enough to make the identity almost certain.
See observing notes for NGC 5438.