NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:6:27.3
Visual Magnitude: 15.0
Year of discovery: 1882
Discovery aperture: 11.0
Summary description: cF, vS, sp III 286
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.