NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:12:23.5
Declination: -27:6:28
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 12.6

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1834
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: vF, S, R, bM, * sf
Sub-type: SBc

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5495 18" (5/29/05): fairly faint, fairly small, elongated ~2:1 ~N-S, 0.8'x0.4'. Contains a very small, bright core with faint extensions. A mag 11 is just off the NE end and interferes with viewing. Located 11' NW of mag 5.1 50 Hydrae. 18" (6/18/04): faint, small, slightly elongated 4:3 ~N-S. The view is severely hampered by a mag 10.5 star that is very close to the NE edge of the galaxy (42" from center)! Overall the galaxy has a fairly even surface brightness except for a very faint, nearly stellar nucleus with direct vision. Located 10.5' NW of mag 5.1 50 Hydrae which is just outside the 19' field of the 10mm Pentax XW.