NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:2:56.7
Visual Magnitude: 13.8
Discoverer: Stoney B.
Year of discovery: 1851
Discovery aperture: 72.0
Summary description: F, pL, lE, vlbM, conn w M 101
NGC 5453. See NGC 5447.
18" (6/21/03): required averted and concentration to confirm a small, low surface brightness glow, just visible over the background glow of the spiral arm this HII region resides. In fact, between NGC 5453 and the core is an inner arm that contains a couple of HII knots that are more evident!
17.5": this low surface brightness HII region in M101 was barely distinguishable at 220x as a very low surface brightness enhancement superimposed on the background glow of a spiral arm 3.4' SW of center.