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RA: 03h 57m 27.7s
Dec: −46° 12′ 38″
Ch: MSA:441, U2:391, SA:18
Type: galaxy, SBcd
Mag: B=11.82, V=?
Size: 3.63′ x 3.388′
Dunlop, J. (1828) A Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars in the Southern Hemisphere, Observed at Paramatta in New South Wales. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc., 118, 113-151. [1828RSPT..118..113D]
James Dunlop observed from Paramatta, New South Wales, using a 9-inch f/12 telescope. His No. 438 is described as "a very faint nebula, about 1' diameter, round figure."
This galaxy has been cross-referenced with Dunlop 438, and was observed by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, vL, R, vglbM, 3'; sky dull, a haze forming." On a second occassion he wrote: "faint; large; round; very gradually a little brighter in the middle; 2.5' across. With 9 inches aperture, and a mirror newly polished yesterday, and in high beauty, it is barely possible to discern with the utmost attention that this nebula exists; but to have discovered it with that aperture and power 180 would have been quite out of the question; possibly, however, 90 might show it better."
de Vaucouleurs, G. (1975) Nearby groups of galaxies. In: Kuiper, G. (ed) Stars and Stellar Systems. Volume 9: Galaxies and the Universe. Chapter 14, p557.
Part of the Dorado cloud complex (NGC 1566, NGC 1433, NGC 1672 groups).
Brightest members: 1433 ( B(0) = 10.9), 1512 ( B(0) = 11.58), 1448 ( B(0) = 11.67), 1493 ( B(0) = 12.10), 1411 ( B(0) = 12.16).
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Rev.Shapley-Ames Cat.of Bright Gal. (Sandage,Tammann 1981) p107, Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p1.19.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy.
G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the NGC 1433 Group, a part of the Dorado Cloud complex, are NGC 1433, NGC 1512, NGC 1448, NGC 1493 & NGC 1411.
15cm - fairly br modlosfcbr patch @ 80x. 140x: circ, 2'.5 diam w/wk broad
concen except for m14.5 *ar nuc. a few other *ings over sfc. BS,
Location:Blesfontein Guest Farm,Sutherland.
Sky Conditions:The most crystal clear sky possible.Dark moon and stars magnitude 6 and fainter are visible with the naked eye.Excellent clean sky,limited star flickering and brilliant objects.
This galaxy has the shape of an out of focus baked bean seen at 75x.This galaxy is somewhat oval and well defined.There is a slightly distinct brightness in the nucleus of this galaxy which is strongly condensed and is seen as a pale glow of soft light.This galaxy measures 4.3'x 3.5'.Chart No.152,NSOG Vol.3.
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