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Page last updated Oct 19, 2018
Checked updated Steinicke data, Corwin positions, PGC designations
WORKING: Adding Dreyer NGC entries

NGC 5300 (= PGC 48959)
Discovered (Feb 2, 1786) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.4 spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 13 48 16.0, Dec +03 57 03)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
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 24.7, Dec +46 06 25)
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 (= PGC 49007)
Discovered (Mar 30, 1835) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 12.1 lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Centaurus (RA 13 48 49.7, Dec -30 30 40)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 5303 (= PGC 48917)
Discovered (May 16, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.4 spiral galaxy (type Sc? pec) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 47 45.0, Dec +38 18 17)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

PGC 48920 (= "NGC 5303B")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5303B
A magnitude 14.6 spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in
Canes Venatici (RA 13 47 45.5, Dec +38 15 33)

NGC 5304 (= PGC 49090)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1885) by
Lewis Swift (1-25)
A magnitude 12.5 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Centaurus (RA 13 50 01.5, Dec -30 34 42)
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".
Physical Information:

NGC 5305 (= PGC 48930)
Discovered (Mar 17, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.6 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 47 55.8, Dec +37 49 35)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 5306 (= PGC 49039), and =
Hickson Compact Group 67A
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by William Herschel
A magnitude 12.2 binuclear galaxy (type E1 pec) in Virgo (RA 13 49 11.3, Dec -07 13 26)
HCG 67A n1 = (type E?) at RA 13 49 11.2, Dec -07 13 24
HCG 67A n2 = (type S0?) at RA 13 49 11.4, Dec -07 13 28
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: The DSS image does not show that this is a pair, and very few references note that fact (though see Bonfanti, Simien et al, 1999; but the PanSTARRS image makes it perfectly clear. Though classified as an E1 galaxy, the paper states that due to the double nucleus, the galaxy's isophotes are those of an E3 galaxy. "n2" is considerably brighter than "n1", but estimating the brightness of each component is going to take additional research. (Hopefully, in the next iteration of this page)
DSS image of region near elliptical galaxy NGC 5306, a member of Hickson Compact Group 67
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on NGC 5306
Below, a 1.25 arcmin wide DSS image of the galaxy (and below right, PGC 49036 = HCG67D)
DSS image of elliptical galaxy NGC 5306, also showing PGC 49036, another member of Hickson Compact Group 67
Below, a 0.75 arcmin wide PanSTARRS image of the double nucleus of NGC 5306
PanSTARRS image of the double nucleus of NGC 5306
Below, a 6 arcmin wide image of Hickson Compact Group 67, showing all four members of the group
DSS image of Hickson Compact Group 67, showing labels for each of its four members

NGC 5307 (= P-K 312+10.1 = "PGC 3517771")
Discovered (Apr 15, 1836) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 11.2 planetary nebula in Centaurus (RA 13 51 03.2, Dec -51 12 21)
Northern lobe at RA 13 51 03.0, Dec -51 12 14
Southern lobe at RA 13 51 03.1, Dec -51 12 25
Historical Identification:
PGC Designation Note: For purposes of completeness, LEDA assigns a PGC designation to this object, even though it isn't a galaxy; but a search of the database for that designation doesn't return a result, so the designation is shown in quotes.
Physical Information:
Below, a ? arcmin wide HST image of NGC 5307
(Image Credit NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))
HST image of planetary nebula NGC 5307

NGC 5308 (= PGC 48860)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.4 lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Ursa Major (RA 13 47 00.5, Dec +60 58 23)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 48851) at RA 13 47 11.3, Dec +60 58 38
and another (PGC 2802348) at RA 13 46 46.2, Dec +60 59 12

NGC 5309
Discovered (Apr 27, 1887) by
Edward Swift (6-60)
Per Steinicke, a lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (position TBD from Swift's paper) Corwin lists a possible candidate (PGC 908764) at RA 13 50 10.8, Dec -15 37 06
and a less likely one (2MASX J13495287-1541371 = PGC3093844) at RA 13 49 52.8, Dec -15 41 37
Historical Identification: PGC 908764 appears to be the generally accepted identification at the current time.
Physical Information:

NGC 5310 (= "PGC 5067682")
Recorded (Apr 30, 1859) by
Sidney Coolidge (17, HN 19)
A magnitude 13.1 star in Virgo (RA 13 49 47.8, Dec +00 04 09)
Historical Identification: A search of LEDA for NGC 5310 returns the star listed above, with the useless PGC designation shown in quotes.
Physical Information:

NGC 5311 (= PGC 49011)
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.3 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 48 56.1, Dec +39 59 07)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5312 (= PGC 49075)
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 49 50.6, Dec +33 37 18)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5313 (= PGC 49069)
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.0 spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 49 44.3, Dec +39 59 05)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5314 (= PGC 48810)
Discovered (Apr 8, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-74)
A magnitude 13.9 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 46 11.4, Dec +70 20 22)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5315 (= P-K 309-04.2 = "PGC 3517772")
Discovered (May 4, 1883) by
Ralph Copeland
A magnitude 9.8 planetary nebula in Circinus (RA 13 53 57.0, Dec -66 30 51)
Historical Identification:
PGC Designation Note: For purposes of completeness, LEDA assigns a PGC designation to this object, even though it isn't a galaxy; but a search of the database for that designation doesn't return a result, so the designation is shown in quotes.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.23 arcmin?
HST image of planetary nebula NGC 5315
Above, a closeup image of NGC 5315 (Image Credit Howard Bond (STScI) and NASA/ESA)

NGC 5316 (= OCL 913 = "PGC 3518314")
Discovered (May 25, 1826) by
James Dunlop (282)
A magnitude 6.0 open cluster (type III1p) in Centaurus (RA 13 54 00.0, Dec -61 51 30)
Historical Identification: A search of the LEDA database for NGC 5316 returns the open cluster listed above, with the useless PGC designation shown in quotes.
Physical Information:

NGC 5317 (PGC 49555 =
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)
A magnitude 10.5 spiral galaxy (type Sbc? pec) in Virgo (RA 13 56 12.0, Dec +05 00 54)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5318 (= PGC 49139)
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.9 lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 36.0, Dec +33 42 17)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 49125) at RA 13 50 34.7, Dec +33 43 06

NGC 5319 (= PGC 84061)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1856) by
R. J. Mitchell
A magnitude 15.5 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 40.7, Dec +33 45 42)
Historical Identification:
Misidentification With PGC 49124: LEDA misidentifies NGC 5319 as PGC 49124, so that object will be discussed in the entry immediately following this one.
Physical Information:

PGC 49124 (not =
NGC 5319)
Not an NGC object but listed here since often misidentified as NGC 5319
A manitude 15.5(?) spiral galaxy (type SABc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 34.0, Dec +33 44 08)

NGC 5320 (= PGC 49112)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.1 spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 20.4, Dec +41 21 58)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5321 (= PGC 49148)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1827) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 14.0 lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 43.7, Dec +33 37 57)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5322 (= PGC 49044)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 10.2 elliptical galaxy (type E3-4) in Ursa Major (RA 13 49 15.2, Dec +60 11 26)
Historical Identification:
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 (= PGC 48785)
Discovered (Dec 20, 1797) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type Sab?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 45 36.6, Dec +76 49 41)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 214153) at RA 13 45 29.3, Dec +76 49 04

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 05.9, Dec -06 03 30)
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 (= PGC 49163)
Discovered (Jun 14, 1885) by
Lewis Swift (2-36)
A magnitude 15.3 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 54.2, Dec +38 16 29)
Historical Identification:
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PGC 49151 (= PGC 49152 = "NGC 5325B")
Not an NGC object but listed here since often called NGC 5325B
A magnitude 16.1 spiral galaxy (type S?) in
Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 52.9, Dec +38 14 25)

NGC 5326 (= PGC 49157)
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.9 spiral galaxy (type Sab?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 50 50.7, Dec +39 34 30)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5327 (= PGC 49234)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.6 spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Virgo (RA 13 52 04.2, Dec -02 12 24)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5328 (= PGC 49307)
Discovered (May 5, 1793) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 11.6 elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Hydra (RA 13 52 53.3, Dec -28 29 22)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 3094715) at RA 13 53 00.2, Dec -28 27 06
and another (PGC 740594) at RA 13 52 53.9, Dec -28 31 42
and another (PGC 3094716) at RA 13 52 48.4, Dec -28 29 58
and another (PGC 740807) at RA 13 52 38.5, Dec -28 30 45

NGC 5329 (= PGC 49248)
Discovered (Apr 30, 1786) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.4 elliptical galaxy (type E0?) in Virgo (RA 13 52 10.1, Dec +02 19 30)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (PGC 49270) at RA 13 52 22.8, Dec +02 20 45
and another (PGC 49256) at RA 13 52 14.6, Dec +02 21 34
and another (PGC 214169) at RA 13 52 11.6, Dec +02 18 55

NGC 5330 (= PGC 49316 = PGC 741288)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (6-61)
A magnitude 13.7 elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Hydra (RA 13 52 59.2, Dec -28 28 14)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 5331 (= PGC 3167735
(= PGC 49264 (= PGC 3120490) + PGC 49266))

Discovered (May 13, 1793) by
William Herschel
A pair of galaxies in Virgo (RA 13 52 16.3, Dec +02 06 17)
PGC 49264 = A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type SABb?) at RA 13 52 16.2, Dec +02 06 05
PGC 49266 = A magnitude 14.1 spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) at RA 13 52 16.4, Dec +02 06 31
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5332 (= PGC 49243)
Discovered (Mar 23, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (6-62)
A magnitude 13.0 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Bo÷tes (RA 13 52 07.9, Dec +16 58 11)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5333 (= PGC 49424 = PGC 184230)
Discovered (Jul 2, 1834) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 10.7 lenticular galaxy (type (R)SB0?) in Centaurus (RA 13 54 24.2, Dec -48 30 45)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5334 (PGC 49308 = = PGC 159510 =
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)
A magnitude 11.3 spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Virgo (RA 13 52 54.5, Dec -01 06 53)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5335 (= PGC 49310)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1828) by
John Herschel
A magnitude 12.8 spiral galaxy (type SB(rs)bc) in Virgo (RA 13 52 56.6, Dec +02 48 51)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: A strikingly sharp bar and ring form the center of this slightly diffuse spiral galaxy. Apparent size about 2.2 by 1.65 arcmin (from the image below).
Below, a 2.75 arcmin wide SDSS image of NGC 5335
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 5335

NGC 5336 (= PGC 49250)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.8 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 52 09.8, Dec +43 14 34)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5337 (= PGC 49275)
Discovered (Jan 14, 1788) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.6 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 52 23.0, Dec +39 41 14)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5338 (= PGC 49353)
Discovered (May 3, 1877) by
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Lord Rosse
A magnitude 12.8 lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Virgo (RA 13 53 26.6, Dec +05 12 28)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5339 (= PGC 49388)
Discovered (May 14, 1887) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (II-70)
A magnitude 14.1 spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Virgo (RA 13 54 00.3, Dec -07 55 50)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5340 (= PGC 49021)
Discovered (May 6, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-75)
A magnitude 14.7 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 49 00.0, Dec +72 39 14)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5341 (= PGC 49285)
Discovered (Mar 24, 1857) by
R. J. Mitchell
A magnitude 13.3 spiral galaxy (type SBd?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 52 32.0, Dec +37 49 03)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
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 (= PGC 49192)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 13.5 lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Ursa Major (RA 13 51 25.8, Dec +59 51 50)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5343 (= PGC 49412)
Discovered (Mar 5, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.9 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 54 11.7, Dec -07 35 18)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:

NGC 5344 (= PGC 49085)
Discovered (May 6, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (3-76)
A magnitude 14.5 spiral galaxy (type S?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 50 12.1, Dec +73 57 10)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
Corwin lists an apparent companion (J135015.7+735655) at RA 13 50 15.7, Dec +73 56 55) and another component of the same companion (J135016.5+735647) at RA 13 50 16.5, Dec +73 56 47
and another companion (PGC 2759080) at RA 13 50 02.2, Dec +73 57 01)
NGC 5345 (= PGC 49415)
Discovered (Apr 15, 1787) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.4 spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 13 54 14.2, Dec -01 26 11)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5346 (= PGC 49322)
Discovered (May 18, 1881) by
╔douard Stephan (12b-57)
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 53 01.9, Dec +39 34 51)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5347 (= PGC 49342)
Discovered (May 2, 1785) by
William Herschel
A magnitude 12.6 spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 53 17.8, Dec +33 29 27)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5348 (= PGC 49411)
Discovered (May 3, 1877) by
Lawrence Parsons, 4th Lord Rosse
A mangitude 13.1 spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 54 11.3, Dec +05 13 38)
Historical Identification:
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NGC 5349 (= PGC 49336)
Discovered (Mar 24, 1857) by
R. J. Mitchell
A magnitude 14.0 spiral galaxy (type SBd? SBb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 53 13.1, Dec +37 52 59)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information:
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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