NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
(This is a very very beta version)
Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:11:37.8
Visual Magnitude: 12.1
Year of discovery: 1881
Discovery aperture: 15.6
Summary description: pB, vL, E ns
NGC 5496. The galaxy is a late-type spiral seen nearly edgewise. A bar-like
structure, brighter at either end, is well seen in the galaxy, but there is no
obvious nucleus. The position I've selected corresponds to the center of this
bar. This is an adequate representation for the position of the galaxy, but
may not correspond to the nucleus.
18" (5/28/06): fairly faint, fairly large, edge-on 6:1 ~N-S, 2.5'x0.4', low irregular surface brightness. A mag 14.5-15 star is on the east side of the north extension.
17.5" (4/5/97): fairly faint, large, very thin edge-on 6:1 NNW-SSE, ~3.5'x0.6'. Low surface brightness with only a weak concentration towards the center. A mag 15 star is embedded on the following side of the NNW extension [50" from center].
8" (6/30/84): extremely faint edge-on N-S, moderately large. Requires averted vision as the surface brightness is quite low.