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|Citation||Barnard, E. E. (1883) "A new Nebula near phi Virginis". Astron. Nachr., 104, 285.|
1881 July 27 I found a faint Nebula 1° 48′ north and 5m39s west of φ Virginis (as determined by the aid of the finder). Upon inquiring I found that no nebula was known at that point: On account of its approach to the sun nothing more was done about it until July of 1882 when being certain of its existence I notified Harvard Observatory and Mr. O.C. Wendell very kindly observed it with the 15 inch equatorial, making its mean position for 1882.0:
α = 14h16m19.6s
δ = + 0° 9′ 14′′
He describes it as being »Rather diffuse and faint, but gradually a little brighter in the middle.«
Nashville Tenn., 1883 January 8.
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