NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:2:29.0
Visual Magnitude: 13.5
Discoverer: Stoney B.
Year of discovery: 1851
Discovery aperture: 72.0
Summary description: F, pS, iR, glbM, all conn with M 101
NGC 5450. See NGC 5447.
18" (6/21/03): See description for NGC 5447. NGC 5450 appeared just resolved from NGC 5447 at 323x and was an elongated patch oriented NNW-SSE, ~20"x6". The entire complex spans ~45".
17.5" (6/7/97): this is the bright HII region on the west side of M101 8' SW of center. Connected with NGC 5447 (see description). Appears as a very elongated glow NW-SE just south of a mag 13.5 star. A very small knot is partially resolved at the north edge (NGC 5447) within a common halo with NGC 5450.