NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:3:41.5
Visual Magnitude: 14.0
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: B, pS, R, psbM, conn with M 101
NGC 5461. See NGC 5447.
18" (6/28/03): at 435x (5.2mm Pentax) a fairly bright quasi-stellar knot is attached at the NE end with a relatively faint extension (even surface brightness) extending to the SW.
18" (6/21/03): at 215x, this prominent HII region has a high surface brightness and stands out well. Increasing the power to 435x, there is a stellar or quasi-stellar core offset at the NE end with a faint extension to the SW. Backing down to 323x and using a UHC filter, the glow decreases in size, but the star-like core seems to increase slightly in contrast.
17.5" (6/7/97): fairly faint knot in the trailing arm of M101 4.5' SE of center. Appears slightly elongated, ~25"x15", fairly high surface brightness. Contains a very small brighter center or a star is superimposed.
13": this is a knot in M101 located in the spiral arm that trails to the east. Appears as a very diffuse, fairly small knot.