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NGC 5949

NGC 5949 (also UGC 9866, MCG 11-19-8, IRAS15273 +6456 and PGC 55165) is a magnitude +12.0 inclined barred spiral galaxy located 20 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.

The galaxy was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Windsor Road, Slough, on the 28th November 1801.
This was one of Herschels last discoveries.

Right Ascension 15h 28m 00.7s, Declination +64 45' 47"

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