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|Citation||Barnard, E. E. (1885) Astronomical notes. The Observatory, 8, 122.|
NEW NEBULAE.– The following new nebulae (besides seven others) have been found whilst engaged in comet-seeking with my 5-inch refractor.
|a||. . . . . . . .||3||14||0.0||−||19||30||43|
|b||. . . . . . . .||3||14||54.6||−||26||28||43|
|c||. . . . . . . .||8||13||59.3||−||36||44||57|
|d||. . . . . . . .||9||12||42.0||−||21||52||11|
(a) Small, round, and very much brighter, somewhat suddenly, in the centre. Rather faint from its generally low altitude. It is south following a 9th mag. star by 1¼′.
(b) Very faint, 8′ or 10′ following small star. This nebula is 20′+/- north preceding a larger nebula, whose approximate place is R.A. 3h14½m, Dec. -19° 49′ (1885.0). I have tkaen this latter nebula to be General Catalogue 689, with an error of one degree in declination, inasmuch as I find no nebula in the place of G.C. 689. If it be that nebula, and I feel certain it is, the place in Gen. Catalogue is too far south by approximately 1°.
(c) Faint, close to, and south preceding a small star; the star is partly involved in the nebula.
(d) Very faint, close between two bright stars, the n.p. of which is about 8 mag., the s.f. is about 9 mag. A 10th mag. star is involved in the following edge of the nebula.
The above places are quite close, and have been determined with the 6-inch Cook Equatoreal of this Observatory.
E. E. BARNARD
Observatory of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1885, Feb. 25.
Errata, Observatory, 8, p 212:
"ERRATA IN NO. 96. – In my contribution to the 'Observatory' for April, No. 96, p. 123, under the head "New Nebulae", the following corrections should be made. In the descriptions interchange a and b to correspond with the positions given. Thus for "(a) small, round, &c.," read "(b) small, round, &c." And for "(b) very faint, &c.," read "(a) very faint, &c.,"
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