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Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=12, V=?
Size: 2.691′ x 2.29′
This galaxy was discovered by Tempel using the 11-inch refractor at Arcetri. The NGC records it as "pretty bright, pretty large, star 12..13th mag north." Burnham calls it a 12.5 mag spiral galaxy in Cetus, 2.4' x 2.1', "pretty bright, pretty large, round. A fine spiral."
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V1 p647.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SC,WD,BKNSLDIF ARMS.
This galaxy appears on page 32 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, small, not much."
pF, 2'x2', open spiral, alm.stell.N., a few condensations. Several other small nebulae.
pF, 2'x2.5', open spiral with a pB sharp stellar N well defined whirls and many condensations; stars 14th mag p. arm. See HOB30.
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.5M; 2'diameter; photo @ HAG-32."
Hubble: * 97" NNE.
POSS: m11.5-12 * 1'.9 (checked) NNE. 9' SE of Smost * of triangle (or ~15'
SE of center of triangle), inv SAO129036/40 and 147522 (which are
mv 9.0,G0; 9.1,K5; and 8.9,G0 resp). I1602 13' WSW.
15cm - not vis.
25cm - round, diffuse, fairly f object on S side of m12.5 *. no cen condens,
but a vsm cen pip seen at threshold.
30cm - quite f. found 9' SE of three m9 *s and 2' SSW of m10.5 *. vlittle
concen w/two or three *ings nr nuc. 2' diam, circ.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[0h 56m 42s, -9° 55' 0"] A very faint galaxy, large (~3') and amorphus. Face
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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