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Type: galaxy, S/I
Mag: B=13.1, V=?
Size: 2.454′ x 1.122′
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, pS, of equal light."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM,HISB,*CLOSE FO SSTR SUSP.
15cm - vis @ 80x w/m13.5 * on SE edge. 140x: mod f overall w/mod even concen to mod brtr circ core, but no consp nuc. halo 0'.8x0'.5 in pa25. * close to edge, perhaps just w/in border. BS, 7Nov1988, Anderson Mesa.
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 30, much brighter in the middle at 165X. There are several stars involved on the east side."
02 39.3 +30 09 17.5: fairly faint, fairly small, elongated 3:2 ~N-S, broad concentration. Unusual appearance as a mag 13.5 star is embedded just E of the core.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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