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Mag: B=13, V=?
Size: 2.691′ x 1.38′
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Discovered in 1786 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cF, S, iF, bM."
John Herschel recorded it as "pretty bright, round, gradually brighter in the middle, it is visible in strong moonlight and is much brighter than II.522 or III.399."
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.3.25 for the details.
F, pS, lE 130deg approx., pBN, prob. spir.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,DIF,SMBM MW OBSC CLOUDS CLOSE S&P.
M-02-13-041, 05 05.3 -09 09
17.5: fairly faint, fairly small, small well-defined fairly bright oval core elongated 3:2 NW-SE, very faint oval halo.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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