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NGC 5473 - 16.3.2023 at 23.30 Ulvila, Kullaa Observation number 113569

Visibility III / V

Juha Ojanperä, Porin Karhunvartijat

NGC 5473 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy was discovered by William Herschel on April 14, 1789. The galaxy is part of a small group of galaxies, the other members of which are NGC 5475 and 5485.

Visually, the galaxy appeared as a small, round hazy patch, with some kind of central brightness standing out in the middle. The visual size of the galaxy is about 1' x 2'.

#Herschel 400

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 5473
  • Constellation
    • Ursa Major
  • Field of view
  • 34 arc minutes
  • Magnification
    • 120
  • Weather
    • Selkeää, ei kuuta, lumi maassa, -7C, SQM: 20.41

  • Galaxies
    • Lenticular galaxy info


      A lenticular galaxy is a type of galaxy intermediate between an elliptical and a spiral galaxy in galaxy morphological classification schemes


Technical information

Telescope: N250/1200, eyepiece: Baader Hyperion 10 mm, visual observation, graphite and pencil drawing for deep sky observation card

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