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NGC 5400 (= PGC 49869)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.9 lenticular galaxy (type (R)S0?) in Virgo (RA 14 00 37.2, Dec -02 51 28)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 7435 km/sec, NGC 5400 is about 350 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 1.15 by 1.05 arcmin, it is about 115 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 5400
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5400 and an optical companion, PGC 1080934
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on NGC 5400; also shown is IC 968
SDSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 5400, also showing IC 968
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 140239) at RA 14 00 40.0, Dec -02 49 55
and another (PGC 1080934) at RA 14 00 37.5, Dec -02 52 23

NGC 5401 (= PGC 49810)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.7 spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 59 43.4, Dec +36 14 17)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5402 (= PGC 49712)
Discovered (Apr 24, 1789) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Ursa Major (RA 13 58 16.6, Dec +59 48 52)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5403 (= PGC 49820)
Discovered (May 16, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.6 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 59 50.9, Dec +38 10 57)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 49824) at RA 13 59 57.1, Dec +38 12 03

NGC 5404 (= "PGC 5067655")
Recorded (Apr 29, 1859) by
Sidney Coolidge (19, HN 17)
A magnitude 12.8 star in Virgo (RA 14 01 07.5, Dec +00 05 19)
Historical Identification: (Steinicke lists as the three stars near the position. If the pair of brighter stars, Corwin lists the position as RA 14 01 07.5, Dec +00 05 06.)
PGC Designation: Although this is not a galaxy, a search of the LEDA database for NGC 5404 does return a result, listed as a double star (the one listed above and the one to its south) with the PGC designation shown above. However, a search of the database for the PGC designation returns no result, so it is shown in quotes.
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NGC 5405 (= PGC 49906)
Discovered (Mar 3, 1883) by
Ernst Hartwig
A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 01 09.5, Dec +07 42 08)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5406 (= PGC 49847)
Discovered (May 16, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.3 spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 00 20.1, Dec +38 54 56)
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NGC 5407 (= PGC 49890)
Discovered (May 16, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.2 elliptical galaxy (type E?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 00 50.1, Dec +39 09 22)
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NGC 5408 (= PGC 50073)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1834) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 11.6 irregular galaxy (type IBm?) in Centaurus (RA 14 03 21.3, Dec -41 22 40)
Historical Identification:
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"PGC 3517702" (= "NGC 5408A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5408A
Part of
NGC 5408 (in Centaurus (RA 14 03 18.3, Dec -41 22 51)
Steinicke states "Henize 959, not PN in NGC 5408". A search of the LEDA database returns the galaxy part (star-forming region?) listed above, listed as an object of type "h", with the PGC designation shown above. However, a search of the database for that PGC designation returns no result, so it is shown in quotes.

NGC 5409 (= PGC 49952)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI, VIII-5)
A magnitude 13.3 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 01 46.1, Dec +09 29 25)
Historical Identification:
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Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 49966) at RA 14 01 56.7, Dec +09 32 01

NGC 5410 (= PGC 49893 = PGC 49895)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.1 spiral galaxy (type SB?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 00 54.6, Dec +40 59 18)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 49896) at RA 14 00 56.5, Dec +41 00 20

NGC 5411 (= PGC 49967)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VIII-6)
A magnitude 13.3 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 01 59.2, Dec +08 56 16)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 214200) at RA 14 01 56.4, Dec +08 56 40

NGC 5412 (= PGC 49644)
Discovered (Jun 18, 1884) by
Lewis Swift (3-77)
A magnitude 13.4 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 57 13.5, Dec +73 37 00)
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NGC 5413 (= PGC 49677)
Discovered (Apr 2, 1832) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 13.8 elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Draco (RA 13 57 53.5, Dec +64 54 40)
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NGC 5414 (= PGC 49976)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI)
A magnitude 12.4 peculiar galaxy (type pec?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 03.5, Dec +09 55 46)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 169914) at RA 14 02 02.8, Dec +09 57 51
and another (2MASX J14015904+0957088 = PGC169913) at RA 14 01 59.1, Dec +09 57 09

NGC 5415 (= PGC 49610)
Discovered (Apr 8, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-78)
A magnitude 14.4 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 56 56.9, Dec +70 45 16)
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NGC 5416 (= PGC 49991)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1784) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.3 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 11.3, Dec +09 26 24)
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NGC 5417 (= PGC 49995)
Discovered (Jan 23, 1784) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.0 spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 13.0, Dec +08 02 14)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5418 (= PGC 49997)
Discovered (Apr 24, 1830) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 17.6, Dec +07 41 03)
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NGC 5419 (= PGC 50100)
Discovered (Jun 8, 1837) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 10.8 elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Centaurus (RA 14 03 38.7, Dec -33 58 42)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a superimposed companion (2MASXi J1403316-335834 = "PGC 4078625") at RA 14 03 31.6, Dec -33 58 34)

NGC 5420 (= PGC 50121)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1885) by
Francis Leavenworth (I-200)
A magnitude 13.1 spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Virgo (RA 14 03 59.9, Dec -14 37 01)
Historical Identification: The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 13 56 26.
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NGC 5421 (= PGC 49950, and with
PGC 49949 = Arp 111)
Discovered (Jun 9, 1880) by ╔douard Stephan (11b-2)
A magnitude 14(?) spiral galaxy (type SBbc? pec) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 01 41.4, Dec +33 49 36)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size about ? arcmin. Used by the Arp Atlas as an example of an elliptical galaxy (PGC 49949) repelling a spiral galaxy's arms.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 5421 and lenticular galaxy PGC 49949, which comprise Arp 111
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5421 and PGC 49949, which comprise Arp 111
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the pair
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 5421 and lenticular galaxy PGC 49949, which comprise Arp 111
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 2039203) at RA 14 01 41.0, Dec +33 48 35

PGC 49949 (with
NGC 5421 = Arp 111)
Not an NGC object but listed here due to its relationship with NGC 5421 as part of Arp 111
A magnitude 14.5(?) lenticular galaxy (type SB0? pec) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 01 42.1, Dec +33 49 17)
Physical Information: Apparent size about ? arcmin. Used by the Arp Atlas as an example of an elliptical galaxy repelling a spiral galaxy's arms (NGC 5421, which see for images).

NGC 5422 (= PGC 49874)
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Ursa Major (RA 14 00 42.0, Dec +55 09 52)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5423 (= PGC 50028)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI, VIII-7)
A magnitude 12.8 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 48.6, Dec +09 20 29)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a possible companion (PGC 50032 = PGC 50046) at RA 14 02 55.1, Dec +09 20 59
and another (PGC 50019) at RA 14 02 42.1, Dec +09 20 48
and a companion of the latter (SDSS J140242.44+092045.4 = "PGC 4539738") at RA 14 02 42.4, Dec +09 20 46

NGC 5424 (= PGC 50035)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI, VIII-8)
A magnitude 13.1 lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 02 55.7, Dec +09 25 14)
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NGC 5425 (= PGC 49889)
Discovered (Jun 16, 1884) by
Lewis Swift (1-27)
A magnitude 13.6 spiral galaxy (type Scd?) in Ursa Major (RA 14 00 47.7, Dec +48 26 38)
Historical Identification: The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 13 55 24, and adds "much extended 290 degrees".
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NGC 5426 (= PGC 50083, and with
NGC 5427 = Arp 271)
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by William Herschel
A magnitude 12.1 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Virgo (RA 14 03 24.8, Dec -06 04 08)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5427 (= PGC 50084, and with
NGC 5426 = Arp 271)
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by William Herschel
A magnitude 11.4 spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 14 03 26.0, Dec -06 01 50)
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NGC 5428 (= "PGC 5067710")
Recorded (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A pair of magnitude 15.4 and 17.4 stars in Virgo (RA 14 03 28.0, Dec -05 59 02)
Historical Identification: A search of the HyperLEDA database for NGC 5428 returns the double star listed above, with the PGC designation also shown. However, a search of the database for the PGC designation returns no result, hence its being shown in quotes.
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NGC 5429 (= "PGC 5067505")
Recorded (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A pair of magnitude 16.5 and 17.4 stars in Virgo (RA 14 03 33.2, Dec -06 02 16)
Historical Identification: A search of the HyperLEDA database for NGC 5429 returns the double star listed above, with the PGC designation also shown. However, a search of the database for the PGC designation returns no result, hence its being shown in quotes.
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NGC 5430 (= PGC 49881)
Discovered (Mar 17, 1790) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.0 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Ursa Major (RA 14 00 45.8, Dec +59 19 43)
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NGC 5431 (= PGC 2800984)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI, VIII-9)
A magnitude 13.9 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 07.1, Dec +09 21 47)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5432 (= "PGC 5067656")
Recorded (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
Two double stars in Virgo (RA 14 03 40.5, Dec -05 58 33)
Historical Identification: Corwin lists positions for several stars. A search of the HyperLEDA database for NGC 5432 returns the group of stars listed above, listed as a triple (presumably because the northwestern pair is too close to easily tell it is a double), and with the PGC designation shown above. However, a search of the database for the PGC designation returns no result, hence its being shown in quotes..
Physical Information: The northwestern star is a very close double of combined magnitude 15.0, and the southeastern is a double star of combined magnitude 14.8.

NGC 5433 (= PGC 50012)
Discovered (Mar 20, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type Sd?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 02 36.1, Dec +32 30 38)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5434 (= PGC 50077)
Discovered (Apr 25, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VI, VIII-10)
A magnitude 13.2 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 23.1, Dec +09 26 53)
Historical Identification:
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PGC 50087 (= "NGC 5434B")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5434B
A magnitude 13.9 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in
Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 27.1, Dec +09 28 02)

NGC 5435 (= "PGC 5067506")
Recorded (1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A pair of magnitude 15.4 and 15.6 stars in Virgo (RA 14 04 00.0, Dec -05 55 53)
Historical Identification: A search of the HyperLEDA database for NGC 5435 returns the double star listed above, and the PGC designation also shown; but a search of the database for the PGC designation returns no result, hence its being placed in quotes.
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NGC 5436 (= PGC 50104)
Discovered (Jun 28, 1883) by
Wilhelm Tempel (VII)
A magnitude 13.8 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 41.1, Dec +09 34 25)
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NGC 5437 (= PGC 50113 =
IC 4365)
Discovered (Jun 28, 1883) by Wilhelm Tempel (VII) (and later listed as NGC 5437)
Discovered (May 12, 1896) by Guillaume Bigourdan (and later listed as IC 4365)
A magnitude 14.3 spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 47.3, Dec +09 31 25)
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NGC 5438 (= PGC 50112 =
NGC 5446)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5446)
Discovered (Jun 28, 1883) by Wilhelm Tempel (VII) (and later listed as NGC 5438)
A magnitude 13.6 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 48.0, Dec +09 36 38)
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NGC 5439 (= PGC 49965)
Discovered (1883) by
Lewis Swift (1-28)
A magnitude 13.9 spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 01 57.7, Dec +46 18 43)
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NGC 5440 (= PGC 50042)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.3 spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 03 01.0, Dec +34 45 28)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5441 (= PGC 50042)
Discovered (Mar 11, 1828) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 12.3 spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 03 01.0, Dec +34 45 28)
Historical Identification: Steinicke lists NGC 5441 as PGC 50057 (listed by Corwin as a possible companion of NGC 5440, which see immediately below.
Physical Information:

PGC 50057 (= Steinicke's
NGC 5441)
Status to be determined in the next iteration of this page
A magnitude 15.6 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 03 12.0, Dec +34 41 04)

NGC 5442 (= PGC 50189 = PGC 159660)
Discovered (Jan 11, 1865) by
Albert Marth (272)
A magnitude 13.7 spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Virgo (RA 14 04 43.2, Dec -09 42 49)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists a possible companion (J140443.4-094226) at RA 14 04 43.4, Dec -09 42 26
(apparently not listed in any database save as near the location of a 2001 supernova)

NGC 5443 (= PGC 49993)
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.3 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Ursa Major (RA 14 02 11.8, Dec +55 48 50)
Historical Identification: (Listed as HON#, meaning it was in a list of 8 objects observed by Herschel but not published by him)
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NGC 5444 (= PGC 50080)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.9 elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 03 24.1, Dec +35 07 56)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5445 (= PGC 50090)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.0 lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Canes Venatici (RA 14 03 31.5, Dec +35 01 31)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5446 (= PGC 50112 =
NGC 5438)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5446)
Discovered (Jun 28, 1883) by Wilhelm Tempel (VII) (and later listed as NGC 5438)
A magnitude 13.6 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 03 48.0, Dec +09 36 38)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5447 ( = "PGC 3518634" (=
NGC 5450? = PGC 165626))
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5447)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1851) by Bindon Stoney (and later listed as NGC 5450)
A magnitude 13.5 star cloud in spiral galaxy M101, in Ursa Major (RA 14 02 28.3, Dec +54 16 32)
Historical Identification: Corwin lists two positions, one for a northern portion at RA 14 02 28.4, Dec +54 16 36, and one for a southern portion at RA 14 02 28.2, Dec +54 16 26.
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NGC 5448 (= PGC 50031)
Discovered (May 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.0 spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Ursa Major (RA 14 02 50.0, Dec +49 10 22)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5449 (= "PGC 3517703")
Discovered (Apr 27, 1851) by
Bindon Stoney
A magnitude 14.0 star cloud in spiral galaxy M101, in Ursa Major (RA 14 02 28.1, Dec +54 19 50)
Historical Identification: Corwin lists two positions, one for an eastern portion at RA 14 02 29.2, Dec +54 19 52, and one for a western portion at RA 14 02 27.0, Dec +54 19 48.
Physical Information:
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