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RA: 03h 13m 32.04s
Dec: −25° 43′ 30.6″
Ch: MSA:357, U2:311, SA:18
Type: galaxy (in cluster), SBb/Sc
Mag: B=11.62, V=?
Size: 4.073′ x 2.511′
New nebulae - Small black hole in the milky way - Duplicity of beta-1 Capricorni. Astron. Nachrichten, 108, 369-372.
object "b" "Faint nebula, not large, pretty even in light. A faint star close p. and slighty s. probably involved. A 6m star is 30'approx s. and f. the nebula. The place is the mean of two Equatorial pointings."
This galaxy was discovered by E.E. Barnard (6-inch refractor, Nashville, Tennessee) and Ormond Stone (26-inch refractor, McCormick Observatory, Virginia).
The NGC calls it "faint, pretty large, faint star close preceding."
by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p8.11.
Erupted in this galaxy in 1980 (17.0p).
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,SLEL,DIF,BM,KNY DKLNS VIS.
Sandage, A. & Tammann, G. A. (1975) Steps toward the Hubble constant. V - The Hubble constant from nearby galaxies and the regularity of the local velocity field. ApJ, 196, 313-328. [1975ApJ...196..313S]
Includes this galaxy in the Eridanus Group. Members include NGC 1187, NGC 1201, NGC 1232, NGC 1255, NGC 1297, NGC 1300, NGC 1302, NGC 1325, NGC 1325A, NGC 1331, NGC 1332, NGC 1353, NGC 1359, NGC 1371, NGC 1385, NGC 1395, NGC 1398, NGC 1407, NGC 1415, NGC 1426, NGC 1439 & IC 1953.
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.1M; 3.5'x 2.2' extent; faint glow; use field motion to aid perception; little, if any, center brightening noted; 25' NW of bright star (6.2M) SAO 168406."
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty large, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135, bright middle at 135X. There is an 11th mag star 5' to the SW."
03 13.5 -25 44
13: moderately bright, large, fairly diffuse, weak concentration, elongated NW-SE. A mag 12 star is 2.0' SW of center.
POSS: pa118. m13 * 2' SW (pa210). no consp *ing NW.
15cm - nope.
25cm - seen N of m12 *. losfcbr. about 2' area has nebulosity, brtst part circ, 1' across. SE partic is curved extension going almost to *. coarsely grainy texture. general elong suspected SE-NW. odd.
30cm - lg and f, losfcbr. 140x: elong E-W w/o concen. 220x: 3'.2x2'.5, sl concen w/a few lumps in middle. threshold *ing to NW 1'. irreg edges. m12.5 * off S side.
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