Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 5473: Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 14h 04.7m / DEC: +54° 53'.5
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This galaxy is one of several suburbs orbiting the stellar metropolis, M101. The sketch at left presents a 129X view in my 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. NGC 5473 stands near the center. The 11.5 magnitude SO-type galaxy appears circular and 90" in diameter. 10.7 magnitude HD 238321 shines about 2' southwest of the galaxy's stellar core. A 12th magnitude star simmers 2'.5 to the northeast of NGC 5473. Another 15 stars frame the galaxy. NGC 5473 is located 35' north-northeast of M101 and about 6 degrees east of the well-know naked eye pair, Mizar and Alcor, which mark the bend in the handle of the Big Dipper.

NGC 5466 NGC 5474


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