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Page last updated Feb 2, 2015
WORKING: Add positions/physical data (per Steinicke)

NGC 5300 (= PGC 48959)
Discovered (Feb 2, 1786) by
William Herschel
A spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 13 48 15.9, Dec +03 57 02)
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SDSS image of NGC 5300
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5300
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near NGC 5300

NGC 5301 (= PGC 48816)
Discovered (May 11, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (Apr 26, 1830) by John Herschel
A magnitude 12.7 spiral galaxy (type SA(s)bc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 46 24.2, Dec +46 06 27)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5301 (= GC 3656 = JH 1670 = WH II 688, 1860 RA 13 41 14) is "considerably faint, large, very much extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 4.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5302
Discovered (Mar 30, 1835) by
John Herschel
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NGC 5303
Discovered (May 16, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5304
Discovered (Apr 10, 1885) by
Lewis Swift (1-25)
Historical Identification: The second IC adds (per Howe) "RA is 13 42 03, the star following is of 12th magnitude, position angle 160 degrees, distance 0.7 arcmin".
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NGC 5305
Discovered (Mar 17, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5306
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5307
Discovered (Apr 15, 1836) by
John Herschel
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NGC 5308
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5309
Discovered (Apr 27, 1887) by
Edward Swift (6-60)
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NGC 5310
Recorded (Apr 30, 1859) by
Sidney Coolidge (17, HN 19)
A 13th magnitude star in Virgo (RA 13 49 47.8, Dec +00 04 10)
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NGC 5311
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5312
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5313
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5314
Discovered (Apr 8, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-74)
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NGC 5315
Discovered (May 4, 1883) by
Ralph Copeland
A 10th magnitude planetary nebula in Circinus (RA 13 53 57.1, Dec -66 30 48)
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Physical Information: Apparent size 0.23 arcmin?
HST image of planetary nebula NGC 5315
Above, a closeup image of NGC 5315 (Image Credits: Howard Bond (STScI) and NASA/ESA)

NGC 5316
Discovered (May 25, 1826) by
James Dunlop (282)
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NGC 5317 (=
NGC 5364)
Discovered (Feb 2, 1786) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5364)
Discovered (Apr 7, 1828) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5317)
An 11th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc pec) in Virgo (RA 13 56 11.9, Dec +05 00 56)
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NGC 5318
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5319
Discovered (Mar 27, 1856) by
R. J. Mitchell
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NGC 5320
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5321
Discovered (Apr 29, 1827) by
John Herschel
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NGC 5322 (= PGC 49044)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 10th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2) in Ursa Major (RA 13 49 14.9, Dec +60 11 25)
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Physical Information: Apparent size 6.0 by 4.1 arcmin. Used by the de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxy Types as an example of galaxy type E3-4.
SDSS image of elliptical galaxy NGC 5322
Above, a 7 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5322
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near elliptical galaxy NGC 5322

NGC 5323
Discovered (Dec 20, 1797) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5324 (= PGC 49236 (and perhaps =
IC 4407?))
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5324)
Perhaps recorded (Sep 20, 1883) by William Finlay (and later listed as IC 4407)
A magnitude 11.7 spiral galaxy (type Sc??) in Virgo (RA 13 52 05.8, Dec -06 03 29)
Historical Identification: (See IC 4407 for a discussion of the possibly duplicate entry.)
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.3 by 2.1 arcmin?

NGC 5325
Discovered (Jun 14, 1885) by
Lewis Swift (2-36)
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NGC 5326
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5327
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5328
Discovered (May 5, 1793) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5329
Discovered (Apr 30, 1786) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5330
Discovered (Mar 25, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (6-61)
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NGC 5331
Discovered (May 13, 1793) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5332
Discovered (Mar 23, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (6-62)
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NGC 5333
Discovered (Jul 2, 1834) by
John Herschel
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NGC 5334 (=
IC 4338)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5334)
Discovered (Apr 20, 1897) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as IC 4338)
An 11th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc) in Virgo (RA 13 52 54.5, Dec -01 06 49)
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NGC 5335
Discovered (Apr 9, 1828) by
John Herschel
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NGC 5336
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5337
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5338
Discovered (May 3, 1877) by
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Lord Rosse
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NGC 5339
Discovered (May 14, 1887) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (II-70)
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NGC 5340
Discovered (May 6, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-75)
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NGC 5341
Discovered (Mar 24, 1857) by
R. J. Mitchell
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBd) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 52 32.1, Dec +37 49 01)
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SDSS image of NGC 5341
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5341
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near NGC 5341

NGC 5342
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5343
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5344
Discovered (May 6, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-76)
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NGC 5345
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5346
Discovered (May 18, 1881) by
Édouard Stephan (12b-57)
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NGC 5347
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
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NGC 5348
Discovered (May 3, 1877) by
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Lord Rosse
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NGC 5349
Discovered (Mar 24, 1857) by
R. J. Mitchell
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBd) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 53 13.1, Dec +37 52 59)
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SDSS image of NGC 5349
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5349
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is NGC 5351
SDSS image of region near NGC 5349
Below, a closeup of the region between NGC 5349 and NGC 5351
(Image Credits: Teresa Hawes and Philip Darling/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF)
NOAO image of region between NGC 5349 and 5351
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