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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.348′ x 1′
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, bM, 20 arcseconds."
Lindsay, E.M. (1964) "Some NGC objects in the Large Magellanic Cloud", IAJ, 6, 286-289. "Probably the galaxy 3/4m West."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
NGC: 2205 - PICTOR
RA: 06h10m32s - DEC: -62o32'
Magnitude: 13.7 – Size: 1.4'x0.94'
Tel: 12" S/C –76x - 218x - 346x – Date: 1 Jan 2008 – Site: Alldays - good
Very small galaxy like a very faint round drop of light. On the east edge of this faint mist a 14.9 magnitude star barely visible. The star and nucleus of the galaxy displays two out of focus faint stars. A curly string of four stars swing out from the eastern side around south. Around 10' to the west four brighter stars quite outstanding.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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