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°.
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
|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|
|Transparency||~ Mag 6.8 NELM|
*Based on published data.