NGC 5419

Observation Notes:

This little elliptical galaxy had a strongly condensed core, and appeared to be elongated at a PA of about 120° and a diameter of about 2 arcminutes. According to the DSS image, its outer halo looks more like a PA of 80°.

Object Information

NGC 5419 was discovered by JFW Herschel in 1837.

NGC 5419 is also catalogued as ESO 384-G039, h 3554, GC 3748, MCG-06-31-019, PGC 50100

Subject NGC 5419
Classification Galaxy (E)
Position* Centaurus [RA: 14:03:38.7 / Dec: -33:58:43]
Size* 4.2′ x 3.3′
Brightness* 10.8 vMag / 11.7 bMag / 13.6 Surface Brightness
Date/Time May 12, 2007 – 12:05 AM
(May 12, 2007 – 07:05 UT)
Observing Loc. Cinder Hills Overlook, Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ
Instrument Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag. 10 mm (120X)
Conditions Mostly clear, breezy
Seeing 4/10
Transparency ~ Mag 6.8 NELM
*Sources NGC/IC Project

*Based on published data.

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