NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:6:27.3
Declination: -5:30:24
Constellation: VIR
Visual Magnitude: 15.0

Historic Information

Discoverer: Tempel
Year of discovery: 1882
Discovery aperture: 11.0


Summary description: cF, vS, sp III 286
Sub-type: *

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 5465 and NGC 5467 = IC 973 are both stars southwest of NGC 5468. Tempel does not give positions for either in his fifth list, so the NGC positions are probably from private communications to Dreyer. While looking at the field, Bigourdan found and measured stars near the NGC positions. It is those stars that I've taken to be Tempel's "nebulae" -- both share a common offset of +30 arcsec from Tempel's positions, so seem likely to be the objects that Tempel saw. Not able to easily see Tempel's nebulae in the field, Bigourdan nevertheless turned up two new "nebulae" (IC 973 and IC 974, which see) but later realized that one of them (IC 973) was identical to the object he had taken for NGC 5467. By that time, however, the first IC had been published, and included Bigourdan's "novae" from his first Comptes Rendus list of discoveries. So, the star has an IC number as well as an NGC number.