NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:3:12.4
Declination: +54:17:56
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 14.0

Historic Information

Discoverer: Stoney B.
Year of discovery: 1851
Discovery aperture: 72.0


Summary description: vF, pL, R, vlbM, conn w M 101
Sub-type: GxyP

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5458. See NGC 5447.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5458 18" (6/21/03): very faint glow 3' S of the core of M101 on a line between a 13th magnitude star ~7' S of the center of M101. Requires averted for a definite sighting and appears to have a low, even surface brightness, ~20" diameter. Easier to view than NGC 5453. 17.5" (6/7/97): low contrast 25" knot superimposed on the main body of M101 3.0' due south of center. Visibility is hindered as superimposed on the brighter background of the central region. 13": knot in M101 located just south of the core. Appears as a barely non-stellar spot.