NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:6:21.5
Declination: +50:43:30
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 12.1

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1787
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: F, pS, vgbM, np of 2
Sub-type: Sc

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5480 18" (4/26/08): fairly bright, moderately large, elongated 3:2 SSW-NNE, 1.2'x0.8', broad concentration with a brighter 25" core and a faint stellar nucleus using direct vision. Forms a very nice pair with NGC 5480 3.2' E. 13.1" (3/24/84): fairly faint, moderately large, almost round, diffuse, almost even or even surface brightness. Forms a pair with NGC 5481 3.2' E over the Bootes border.