NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:9:43.9
Declination: +8:4:10
Constellation: BOO
Visual Magnitude: 14.0

Historic Information

Discoverer: Searle
Year of discovery: 1868
Discovery aperture: 15.0


Summary description: eF (Place uncertain)
Sub-type: SBbc

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5487 17.5" (6/8/02): faint, fairly small, elongated 5:3 WSW-ENE, 0.7'x0.4', low even surface brightness. Located 3' SSW of a mag 8.9 star that hinders viewing. A group of five mag 12-13 stars just north of the bright star forms a small asterism.