NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:3:53.0
Visual Magnitude: 13.5
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: pB, pL, iR, gbM, conn with M 101
NGC 5462. See NGC 5447.
18" (6/28/03): this HII region is probably the largest continuous piece. It appears very elongated 3:1 or 7:2 SW-NE, roughly 60"x18".
18" (6/21/03): fairly bright and relatively large, elongated 3:1, ~50"x17" SW-NE. This HII region has an irregular surface brightness with a bright, nearly stellar knot at the NE end.
17.5" (6/7/97): moderately bright elongated knot in M101, extended 3:1 SW-NE, ~50"x20". One of the largest and brightest HII regions in M101.
13": knot in M101 located in the same arm as NGC 5461 but further to the east. This is an easily visible, compact, round knot on the opposite side of the core as NGC 5447.