NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:4:43.5
Visual Magnitude: 11.5
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: pB, S, R, gbM
18" (5/3/08): at 280x appeared bright, moderately large, slightly elongated NNW-SSE, 1.0'x0.7'. Strongly concentrated with a very bright 25" core that increases to a stellar nucleus. A faint star is embedded in the halo on the NE side. Located within a string of brighter mag 9.5-11.5 stars including a mag 10.7 star 2' SSW, a mag 9.4 star 5' SSW and a mag 10 star 7' NE. Located 35' NNE of M101 in a background group including NGC 5485 22' ENE, NGC 5486 26' NE and NGC 5422 38' NW.
13.1" (5/26/84): moderately bright, small, almost round, prominent small bright nucleus, fainter halo. NGC 5485 lies 22' ENE. Located 35' NNE of M101.
13.1" (6/29/84): brighter but very slightly smaller than nearby NGC 5485, prominent nucleus.