NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

(This is a very very beta version)



Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:6:41.1
Declination: +50:43:25
Constellation: BOO
Visual Magnitude: 12.3

Historic Information

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


Summary description: F, vS, smbM, stellar, sf of 2
Sub-type: E2

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5481 18" (4/26/08): moderately bright but small, round, ~30" diameter. Fairly high surface brightness with a relatively large, bright 20" core and easily visible stellar nucleus. Forms the eastern member of a pair with NGC 5480 3.2' E. 13.1" (3/24/84): faint, very small, slightly elongated, possible faint stellar nucleus. Smaller but similar surface brightness to NGC 5480 3.2' W in the constellation of Ursa Major!