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Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=11.98, V=?
Size: 4.073′ x 3.63′
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p9.
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]
Sandage and Tammann 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.
This galaxy appears on page 9 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SO),R,VDIF,SMBM.
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.4M; 2.4'x 2.1' extent; barred spiral with tint, bright nucleus; see photo at HAG-9; nearest bright star is 7M SAO 168474, 15' to SE"
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, small, round, pretty suddenly very much brighter in the middle at 135X. There is a 10th mag star 2' NW."
13: fairly bright, compact, oval ~N-S, small very bright core. A mag 11.5
star is 1.9' NE of center.
Lick: m11.5 * ~2' NW.
15cm - mod f, circ, 1'.25 diam. *ar nuc but no core. more or less uniformly br,
then sudden nuclear brtning. SE 2'.5 of a m11.5 *.
25cm - 1'.5 diam. core sm, concen. *ar spot seems just off-center sl to SE.
halo f, ill-def. 190x.
30cm - fntr than expected. br core w/losfcbr halo. 2'.5 long, inner regions
showing N-S-ish elong. 220x: almost kills halo, but shows sub*ar nuc
in 1'.5x0'.8 halo in pa160. m11.5 * 1'.5 NNW.
Observing site: Fall Star Party
[3h 19m 54s, -26° 4' 0"] A small galaxy with a bright nucleus, surrounded by a faint halo. Elliptical? B: SBa.
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