NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:5:27.3
Declination: +28:32:6
Constellation: BOO
Visual Magnitude: 9.2

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: Cl, L, vRi, vmC, st 11…
Sub-type: XII

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5466 17.5" (6/3/00): large, low surface brightness globular, 7'-8' in diameter. Has a ragged, irregular surface brightness to the core and halo. About 50-60 mag 14-15.5 stars are resolved at 280x-380x. The brighter core is relatively large, perhaps 4' in diameter and appears offset to the west side of the resolved stars. Many faint stars are peppered across the core. 17.5" (6/6/86): 40-50 mag 14-15 stars resolved at 220x in a 7' diameter. Very spread out like a fairly rich open cluster with no distinct edges and only a weak concentration. 13.1" (5/26/84): roughly three dozen stars resolved about 14th magnitude. Visible in 18x80 finder. 13.1" (5/14/83): few dozen mag 14 stars resolved across disc over extensive background haze. 8" (6/5/81): fairly large, low surface brightness with a "loose" structure. A few faint stars are resolved across the disk at 100-165x.