NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:7:11.4
Declination: +55:0:5
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 11.4

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: cB, R, vgbM, f of 2
Sub-type: S0

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5485 18" (4/26/08): bright, moderately large, elongated 4:3 N-S, sharply concentrated with a very bright 25" core and a much fainter 1.4' halo. With direct vision a stellar nucleus was easily visible. Brightest in a small trio with NGC 5484 3.8' WNW and NGC 5484 6.4' NNE. 17.5" (5/10/86): fairly bright, bright core, possible stellar nucleus. Nearby galaxies are NGC 5484 3.8' WNW and NGC 5486 6.4' NNE. Member of the M101 group. 13.1" (5/26/84): fairly bright, fairly small, slightly elongated, increases to a bright core. 13.1 (6/29/84): fainter halo increases in size with averted.