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Page last updated Mar 13, 2016
Checked Corwin positions, added all original NGC entries
WORKING: Check identifications (Dreyer+/Corwin+), add physical data, add pix/tag

NGC 5050 (= PGC 46138)
Discovered (Apr 30, 1864) by
Albert Marth
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 41.7, Dec +02 52 44)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5050 (= GC 5724, Marth #249, 1860 RA 13 08 32, NPD 86 24) is "faint, very small, stellar".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5051 (= PGC 46194)
Discovered (Mar 30, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Hydra (RA 13 16 20.1, Dec -28 17 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5051 (= GC 3470 = JH 3479, 1860 RA 13 08 47, NPD 117 35.6) is a "nebula, northeastern of 2", the other being NGC 5048.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 5052 (= PGC 46131)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1831) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 15 34.9, Dec +29 40 34)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5052 (= GC 3471 = JH 1567, 1860 RA 13 09 00, NPD 59 34.7) is "very faint".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.9 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion (PGC 214096) at RA 13 15 37.8, Dec +29 39 31

NGC 5053 (= GCL 23)
Discovered (Mar 14, 1784) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 9th magnitude globular cluster (type XI) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 16 27.0, Dec +17 41 52)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5053 (= GC 3472 = JH 1569 = WH VI 7, 1860 RA 13 09 31, NPD 71 35.2) is a "cluster, very faint, pretty large, irregularly round, very gradually brighter middle, stars of 15th magnitude".
Physical Information: Apparent size 10 arcmin?

NGC 5054 (= PGC 46247)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 16 58.4, Dec -16 38 05)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5054 (= GC 3473 = JH 1568 = WH II 513, 1860 RA 13 09 31, NPD 105 53.8) is "faint, pretty small, irregularly round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 5.1 by 2.8 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion (PGC 46256) at RA 13 16 56.2, Dec -16 35 34

NGC 5055 (=
M63 = PGC 46153), The Sunflower Galaxy
Discovered (Jun 14, 1779) by Pierre Méchain
Confirmed/Recorded (Jun 14, 1779) by Charles Messier as M63
Also observed (May 6, 1828) by John Herschel
A magnitude 8.6 spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 15 49.3, Dec +42 01 46)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5055 (= GC 3474 = JH 1570, Méchain, M63, 1860 RA 13 09 32, NPD 47 13.7) is "very bright, large, pretty much extended 120°±, very suddenly much brighter middle and bright nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 12.6 by 7.2 arcmin?
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 5055, also known as M63
Above, a 15 arcmin wide closeup of M63
Below, a closer view of the galaxy (Image Credits: Bruce Hugo and Leslie Gaul/Adam Block/AURA/NSF/NOAO)
NOAO image of spiral galaxy NGC 5055, also known as M63

NGC 5056 (= PGC 46180)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 16 12.3, Dec +30 57 01)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5056 (= GC 3475 = JH 1571 = WH III 306, 1860 RA 13 09 38, NPD 58 18.2) is "considerably faint, considerably small, round, southwestern of 2", the other being NGC 5057.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 5057 (= PGC 46202)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 16 27.8, Dec +31 01 53)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5057 (= GC 3476 = JH 1572 = WH III 307, 1860 RA 13 09 52, NPD 58 13.3) is "considerably faint, considerably small, round, northeastern of 2", the other being NGC 5056.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.2 arcmin?

NGC 5058 (= PGC 46241)
Discovered (Jun 2, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 16 52.3, Dec +12 32 54)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5058 (Tempel list V, 1860 RA 13 09 55, NPD 76 43) is "very very faint". Note: Steinicke says Tempel list VII.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.6 arcmin? The position above is for the center of the galaxy, but its brightest part is a star-forming region at RA 13 16 52.2, Dec +12 32 47.

NGC 5059 (= PGC 46244)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Virgo (RA 13 16 58.5, Dec +07 50 40)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5059 (= GC 5725, Marth #250, 1860 RA 13 09 57, NPD 81 25) is "extremely faint, small, a little extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.2 arcmin?

NGC 5060 (= PGC 46278)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1863) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Virgo (RA 13 17 16.2, Dec +06 02 15)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5060 (= GC 5726, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 10 13, NPD 83 12.9) is "faint, small, a little extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5061 (= PGC 46330)
Discovered (Mar 28, 1786) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 10th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Hydra (RA 13 18 05.1, Dec -26 50 14)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5061 (= GC 3477 = JH 3480 = WH I 138, 1860 RA 13 10 27, NPD 116 06.8) is "very bright, small, round, very suddenly much brighter middle, 10th magnitude star to east".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.5 by 3.0 arcmin?

NGC 5062 (= PGC 46351)
Discovered (May 1, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Centaurus (RA 13 18 23.6, Dec -35 27 31)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5062 (= GC 3478 = JH 3482, 1860 RA 13 10 34, NPD 124 41.5) is "extremely faint, very small, extended, mottled but not resolved".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.3 by 0.7 arcmin?

PGC 3094759 (= 2MASX J13181919-3526422)
Not an NGC object: listed here since sometimes listed as a companion of
NGC 5062
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SA(s)a?) in Centaurus (RA 13 18 19.2, Dec -35 26 42)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.5 by 0.5 arcmin? Recessional velocity unknown, so whether an actual companion of NGC 5062 or merely an optical double is unknown; but the lack of any apparent interaction between them suggests that even if at roughly the same distance from us they are not as close to each other as they appear.

NGC 5063 (= PGC 46357)
Discovered (May 1, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Centaurus (RA 13 18 25.7, Dec -35 21 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5063 (= GC 3479 = JH 3481, 1860 RA 13 10 34, NPD 124 35.3) is "extremely faint, very small, round, star near".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.8 arcmin?

NGC 5064 (= PGC 46409)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1837) by
John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Centaurus (RA 13 19 00.1, Dec -47 54 31)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5064 (= GC 3480 = JH 3483, 1860 RA 13 10 46, NPD 137 10.4) is "bright, small, round, pretty suddenly a little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.9 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 5065 (= PGC 46293)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBcd?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 30.6, Dec +31 05 34)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5065 (= GC 3481 = JH 1573 = WH III 308, 1860 RA 13 10 57, NPD 58 10.0) is "very faint, considerably small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.8 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion () at RA 13 17 21.3, Dec +31 03 34

NGC 5066 (=
NGC 5069 = PGC 46360)
Discovered (May 30, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 5066)
Discovered (1886) by Ormond Stone (and later listed as NGC 5069)
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 13 18 28.4, Dec -10 14 01)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5066 (= GC 5727, Marth #251, 1860 RA 13 11 07, NPD 99 30) is "very faint, very small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 5067
Recorded (May 30, 1864) by
Albert Marth
A pair of 15th and 16th magnitude stars in Virgo (RA 13 18 27.8, Dec -10 08 43)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5067 (= GC 5728, Marth #252, 1860 RA 13 11 07, NPD 99 24) is "very faint, very small".
Physical Information:

NGC 5068 (= PGC 46400)
Discovered (Mar 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by Johann Palisa
A 10th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 13 18 54.8, Dec -21 02 20)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5068 (= GC 3482 = WH II 312, Palisa, 1860 13 11 21, NPD 110 17.9) is "faint, large, irregularly round, brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 7.3 by 6.4 arcmin?

NGC 5069 (=
NGC 5066 = PGC 46360)
Discovered (May 30, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 5066)
Discovered (1886) by Ormond Stone (and later listed as NGC 5069)
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 13 18 28.4, Dec -10 14 01)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5069 (O Stone list I (#197), 1860 RA 13 11 25, NPD 99 28.4) is "extremely faint, very small (perhaps = m 251?)", m251 being NGC 5066.
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry see NGC 5066 for anything else.

NGC 5070 (=
NGC 5072 = PGC 46432)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1886) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as NGC 5070)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1867) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 5072)
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 12.6, Dec -12 32 24)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5070 (Swift list III (#67), 1860 RA 13 11 31, NPD 101 50.2) is "most extremely faint, extremely small, very faint star close, 5730 near", (GC) 5730 being NGC 5072.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5071 (= PGC 46375)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 13 18 37.2, Dec +07 56 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5071 (= GC 5729, Marth #253, 1860 RA 13 11 36, NPD 81 19) is "extremely faint, extremely small, stellar".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5072 (=
NGC 5070 = PGC 46432)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1886) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as NGC 5070)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1867) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 5072)
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 12.6, Dec -12 32 24)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5072 (= GC 5730, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 11 50, NPD 101 48.1) is "faint, small, 14th magnitude star to northeast".
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry, see NGC 5070 for anything else.

NGC 5073 (= PGC 46441)
Discovered (Feb 8, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 20.7, Dec -14 50 41)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5073 (= GC 3483 = JH 1574 = WH III 282, 1860 RA 13 11 55, NPD 104 06.9) is "very faint, pretty large, pretty much extended 135°±".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.4 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5074 (= PGC 46354)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 18 25.8, Dec +31 28 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5074 (= GC 3484 = JH 1575 = WH III 309, 1860 RA 13 11 56, NPD 57 47.3) is "extremely faint, very small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 5075 (= PGC 46424)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1865) by
Albert Marth
A 14th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 06.3, Dec +07 49 52)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5075 (= GC 5731, Marth #254, 1860 RA 13 12 06, NPD 81 25) is "very faint, extremely small, stellar".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 5076 (= PGC 46453)
Discovered (May 11, 1784) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 30.4, Dec -12 44 27)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5076 (= GC 3485 = JH 1576 = JH 3489 = WH III 117, 1860 RA 13 12 08, NPD 102 00.1) is "very faint, considerably small, round, 1st of 3", the others being NGC 5077 and NGC 5079.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5077 (= PGC 46456)
Discovered (May 11, 1784) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Virgo (RA 13 19 31.7, Dec -12 39 25)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5077 (= GC 3486 = JH 1577 = JH 3490 = WH II 193, 1860 RA 13 12 09, NPD 101 55.2) is "pretty bright, small, very little extended, suddenly brighter middle, 2nd of 3", the others being NGC 5076 and NGC 5079.
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.2 by 1.6 arcmin?

NGC 5078 (= PGC 46490)
Discovered (Mar 28, 1786) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Hydra (RA 13 19 50.1, Dec -27 24 37)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5078 (= GC 3487 = JH 3484 = WH II 566, 1860 RA 13 12 10, NPD 116 40.1) is "pretty bright, pretty small, considerably extended, pretty suddenly brighter middle, 7th or 8th magnitude star to east".
Physical Information: Apparent size 4.0 by 1.9 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion (IC 879) at RA 13 19 40.6, Dec -27 25 44

NGC 5079 (= PGC 46473)
Discovered (May 11, 1784) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc? pec) in Virgo (RA 13 19 38.1, Dec -12 41 56.3)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5079 (= GC 3488 = JH 1578 = JH 3491 = WH III 118, 1860 RA 13 12 15, NPD 101 57.8) is "considerably faint, pretty small, very little extended, 3rd of 3", the others being NGC 5076 and NGC 5077.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5080 (= PGC 46440)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 14th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E??) in Virgo (RA 13 19 19.2, Dec +08 25 45)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5080 (Holden (#15), 1860 RA 13 12 17, NPD 80 50.5) is "faint, small, 7th magnitude star to northeast".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 1.1 arcmin?

NGC 5081 (= PGC 46427)
Discovered (Apr 19, 1865) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 19 08.2, Dec +28 30 25)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5081 (= GC 5732, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 12 31, NPD 60 45.4) is "pretty faint, small, irregularly round, 7th or 8th magnitude star to northwest".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion (PGC 214100) at RA 13 19 04.1, Dec +28 30 21

NGC 5082 (= PGC 46566)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Centaurus (RA 13 20 40.0, Dec -43 42 00)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5082 (= GC 3490 = JH 3485, 1860 RA 13 12 33, NPD 132 58.1) is "very faint, small, round, 1st of 4", the others being NGC 5086, 5090 and 5091.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 5083 (= PGC 46413)
Discovered (Jun 14, 1885) by
Lewis Swift
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 19 03.1, Dec +39 35 22)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5083 (Swift list I (#23), 1860 RA 13 12 37, NPD 49 39.7) is "pretty faint, pretty large, round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.1 arcmin?

NGC 5084 (= PGC 46525)
Discovered (Mar 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 16.8, Dec -21 49 38)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5084 (= GC 3491 = JH 1579 = WH II 313, 1860 RA 13 12 42, NPD 111 04.6) is "considerably bright, considerably small, very little extended 90±, brightest toward the eastern side".
Physical Information: Apparent size 9.3 by 1.7 arcmin?
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 5084, overlaid on a DSS image to fill in missing areas
Above, a 12 arcmin wide "closeup" of NGC 5084

NGC 5085 (= PGC 46531)
Discovered (Mar 26, 1789) by
William Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Hydra (RA 13 20 17.8, Dec -24 26 23)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5085 (= GC 3492 = WH II 780, 1860 RA 13 12 44, NPD 113 40.1) is "faint, large, round, very gradually a little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.5 by 3.0 arcmin?

NGC 5086
Recorded (Apr 7, 1837) by
John Herschel
A pair of stars in Centaurus
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5086 (= GC 3493 = JH 3486, 1860 RA 13 12 55, NPD 132 59.4) is "extremely faint, very small, round, 2nd of 4", the others being NGC 5082, 5090 and 5091.
Physical Information: Which stars seems to be a matter of opinion, though the main choices are the pair at RA 13 20 58.3, Dec -43 43 54, and the pair at RA 13 21 01.2, Dec -43 42 44. I'll deal with this in the next iteration of this page, but no matter what the answer, this is definitely not a cluster, nebula or galaxy.

NGC 5087 (= PGC 46541)
Discovered (Apr 8, 1788) by
William Herschel
An 11th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 25.0, Dec -20 36 39)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5087 (= GC 3494 = WH III 724, 1860 RA 13 12 56, NPD 109 52.1) is "considerably faint, very small, irregular figure".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.7 by 2.2 arcmin?

NGC 5088 (= PGC 46535)
Discovered (Apr 18, 1855) by
R. J. Mitchell
Also observed (date?) by Heinrich d'Arrest
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 20.3, Dec -12 34 18)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5088 (= GC 3489, 3rd Lord Rosse, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 12 58, NPD 101 50.1) is "pretty bright, pretty small, round, brighter middle".
Discovery Notes: Although Dreyer credits the discovery to William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, he notes that many of Rosse's nebular discoveries were actually made by one of his assistants, in this case R. J. Mitchell.
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.7 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5089 (= PGC 46477)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 19 39.4, Dec +30 15 23)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5089 (= GC 3495 = JH 1580 = WH II 327, 1860 RA 13 13 03, NPD 59 01.6) is "pretty faint, pretty large, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5090 (= PGC 46618)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Centaurus (RA 13 21 12.9, Dec -43 42 17)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5090 (= GC 3496 = JH 3487, 1860 RA 13 13 04, NPD 132 58.7) is "pretty bright, pretty large, round, 3rd of 4", the others being NGC 5082, 5086 and 5091.
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.7 by 2.2 arcmin?

PGC 46442 (= "NGC 5090A")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 5090A since in general area of
NGC 5090
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Centaurus (RA 13 19 21.1, Dec -43 38 58)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 0.6 arcmin?

PGC 46528 (= "NGC 5090B")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 5090B since in general area of
NGC 5090
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Centaurus (RA 13 20 17.5, Dec -43 51 53)
Apparent size 1.9 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5091 (= PGC 46626)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Centaurus (RA 13 21 17.7, Dec -43 43 11)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5091 (= GC 3497 = JH 3488, 1860 RA 13 13 09, NPD 132 59.9) is "considerably faint, small, very little extended, 4th of 4", the others being NGC 5082, 5086 and 5090.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 5092 (= PGC 46493)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1867) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 19 51.5, Dec +23 00 00)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5092 (= GC 5733, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 13 10, NPD 66 16.1) is "pretty bright, pretty large, irregularly round, 17th magnitude star to south".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.0 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 5093 (= PGC 46472)
Discovered (Mar 18, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 19 37.8, Dec +40 23 10)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5093 (= GC 3498 = JH 1583 = WH III 633, 1860 RA 13 13 20, NPD 48 51.4) is "very faint, small, round, a little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5094 (= PGC 46580)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 46.8, Dec -14 04 50)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5094 (= GC 3499 = JH 1581 = WH III 539, 1860 RA 13 13 22, NPD 103 20.9) is "considerably faint, very small, round, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.8 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there are companions (PGC 46564) at RA 13 20 43.1, Dec -14 05 30
and (PGC 046565) at RA 13 20 44.1, Dec -14 06 00

NGC 5095 (= PGC 46561)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1828) by
John Herschel
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 36.9, Dec -02 17 22)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5095 (= GC 3500 = JH 1582, 1860 RA 13 13 25, NPD 91 34.1) is "very faint, irregularly round, 11th magnitude star to southwest".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5096 (= PGC 46506 + PGC 3442492 + PGC 4530507)
Discovered (Mar 20, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A triplet of galaxies in Canes Venatici
PGC 46506 = A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) at RA 13 20 08.6, Dec +33 05 22
PGC 3442492 = A 16th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0??) at RA 13 20 09.2, Dec +33 05 27
PGC 4530507 = A 16th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0??) at RA 13 20 08.3, Dec +33 05 21
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5096 (= GC 3501 = JH 1584 = WH III 650, 1860 RA 13 13 39, NPD 56 11.0) is "very faint, considerably small, round, brighter middle, southwestern of 2", the other being NGC 5098.
Physical Information: Apparent size of PGC 46506 is 0.7 by 0.7 arcmin? Apparent size of the others to be determined from photographs in the next iteration of this page. The three galaxies have similar recessional velocities, and must be an actual triplet. Referred to in the NED as NGC 5096 NED01, NED02 and NED03 (in the order shown above).

Per Corwin, there are companions (PGC 2023056) at RA 13 20 13.1, Dec +33 05 30
and (PGC 2023215) at RA 13 20 11.6, Dec +33 05 46
and () at RA 13 20 09.2, Dec +33 05 27
and () at RA 13 20 08.1, Dec +33 05 23
and () at RA 13 20 08.7, Dec +33 05 17

NGC 5097 (= PGC 46602)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1886) by
Lewis Swift
A 15th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E4?) in Virgo (RA 13 20 59.7, Dec -12 28 16)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5097 (Swift list III (#68), 1860 RA 13 13 40, NPD 101 46.8) is "extremely faint, extremely small, round, stellar, nearly between 2 stars".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 5098 (= PGC 46529 + PGC 46515)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1827) by
John Herschel
A pair of galaxies in Canes Venatici
PGC 46529 = A 14th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0?) at RA 13 20 14.7, Dec +33 08 36
PGC 46515 = A 15th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) at RA 13 20 17.9, Dec +33 08 42
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5098 (= GC 3502 = JH 1585, 1860 RA 13 13 47, NPD 56 07.3) is "very faint, small, between 2 stars, northeastern of 2", the other being NGC 5096.
Physical Information: Apparent size of PGC 46529 about 0.7 by 0.7 arcmin? of PGC 46515 about 0.6 by 0.6 arcmin? (Other sources suggest larger sizes and brighter magnitudes; to be affirmed or corrected in the next iteration of this page.)

Per Corwin, there are companions (PGC 46529) at RA 13 20 17.8, Dec +33 08 41
and (PGC 46515, misidentified as NGC 5096 in MCG) at RA 13 20 14.7, Dec +33 08 36

NGC 5099 (= PGC 46627)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1886) by
Lewis Swift
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 21 19.6, Dec -13 02 31)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5099 (Swift list III (#69), 1860 RA 13 13 56, NPD 102 21.0) is "extremely faint, extremely small, round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.6 arcmin?
DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 5099
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5099
Celestial Atlas
(NGC 5000 - 5049) ←     NGC Objects: NGC 5050 - 5099     → (NGC 5100 - 5149)