NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 1:23:55.5
Year of discovery: 1867
Discovery aperture: 9.6
Summary description: vF, vS, lE
NGC 510 is a double star found by Schultz. His micrometrically measured
position is within a couple of arcseconds of being correct.
17.5" (10/4/97): this is a faint and difficult double star that was just resolved at 280x. The fainter eastern component is difficult to cleanly resolve [separation 8"] and it is easy to imagine that Schultz would mistake this oibject as nonstellar. Located 7' ESE of NGC 499 and 9' WNW of NGC 515 in the field of the NGC 507 Group. The RNGC mislabels PGC 5102 as NGC 510.