NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
(This is a very very beta version)
Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:6:35.0
Visual Magnitude: 12.5
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: F, L, R, vgbM, * 9 sf 4'
NGC 5468. See NGC 5465 and IC 974.
17.5" (6/8/96): fairly faint, fairly large, round, 2.5' diameter. The low but irregular surface brightness halo has a hint of mottling or structure. Broad concentration to a ill-defined core and occasional small brighter nucleus. Mag 8.3 SAO 139737 4.2' SSE detracts from viewing. Forms a pair with NGC 5472 5.0' E.
8" (6/29/84): very faint, moderately large, very diffuse, elongated ~E-W. Located 4' NNW of a mag 8.3 star. A mag 10 star 11.9' SSE is collinear with NGC 5468 and the mag 8 star.