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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:12:23.7
Visual Magnitude: 11.8
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: pB, L, R, gbM, rr
NGC 5494 appears in Swift's big 11th AN list of new nebulae. Dreyer caught
this, so Swift's rediscovery was not given an IC number. See IC 2595 for more
about the nebulae that Swift found on the night of 22 February 1898.
13.1" (3/17/86): fairly faint, moderately large, diffuse, round, weak concentration. Several mag 14 stars nearby bracket the galaxy to the east and west.