Overlaid DSS image of IC 5384, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right
|Size ||0.8' x 0.3' @ 158°|
|Right Ascension ||0h 4' 9.1" (2000)|
|Declination ||11° 59' 2" S|
|Description ||eF, vS, E 160, *8.5 p 49", 2*9m n 8'|
IC 5384 is probably also NGC 7813, which see for the story. There is no doubt about the IC identification.
NGC 7813 is probably identical with IC 5384, though the descriptions do not match, and Muller's position is a typically poor one from the second Leander McCormick list in AJ. The IC number comes from Howe who found the galaxy while looking for NGC 7813. The position angles for the galaxy (Muller, 80 deg; Howe, 160 deg) and surrounding stars (Muller, "*8.5 f 38s" and "*9 np 40s"; Howe "*8.5 p 49s" and "two sts 9 nnp") don't match, but the declinations are the same as are the general descriptions "eF, vS, E".
I do see a somewhat fainter star (about 10th magnitude) roughly 25 seconds following the galaxy -- is this possibly Muller's "* 8.5"? Unfortunately, he has left us no sketch.
The IC identification, at least, is secure.
9 objects found within 120'
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