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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:3:1.0
Visual Magnitude: 13.0
Discoverer: Stoney B.
Year of discovery: 1851
Discovery aperture: 72.0
Summary description: pB, pS, R, psbM, conn w M 101
NGC 5455. See NGC 5447.
18" (6/21/03): compact knot, round, easily identified as forms the southern vertex of a triangle with two 13th magnitude stars to the NW and NE. At moments, a stellar nucleus or superimposed star pops out at 323x.
17.5" (6/7/97): fairly faint HII region in M101 located 6.6' SSW of center. Very small, round, 15" diameter. Appears a compact but nonstellar knot forming an isosceles triangle with two mag 13 stars 2.3' NE and 2.3' NW.