NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:3:47.9
Declination: +9:36:40
Constellation: BOO
Visual Magnitude: 13.6

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: eF, eS
Sub-type: E-S0

Corwin's Notes

===== 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.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5446 See observing notes for NGC 5438.