NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 14:11:37.8
Declination: -1:9:30
Constellation: VIR
Visual Magnitude: 12.1

Historic Information

Discoverer: Holden
Year of discovery: 1881
Discovery aperture: 15.6


Summary description: pB, vL, E ns
Sub-type: SBcd

Corwin's Notes

===== 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.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 5496 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.