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RA: 09h 11m 37.43s
Dec: +60° 02′ 14″
Con: Ursa Major
Ch: MSA:564, U2:44, SA:2
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy (Seyfert), E/S0
Mag: B=11.1, V=?
Size: 7.079′ x 3.801′
Synonyms: H I-250
Discovered in 1790 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vB, cL, lE, large bright nucleus in the middle."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,DIFPERIPH.
G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the NGC 2768 Group are NGC 2768, NGC 2805, NGC 2742, NGC 2880 & NGC 2654.
Listed by the Herschel Club, described as "small, slight elongation noted, brighter towards the centre. Visible in same field as NGC 2742. 8-inch, 48x."
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.6M; 1.6' x 0.8' extent; small, bright ellipse with much brighter center and stellar core; 1.5 degrees S and a little W of 16 UMA; SP GAL N2742 is 35' to NW."
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[9h 11m 36s, 60° 2m 0s] A bright galaxy, with a stellar nucleus. E1? (E5: Burnham)
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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