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Type: galaxy (HII), S
Mag: B=13.34, V=12.96
Size: 1.148′ x 0.724′
This 13th magnitude spiral in Antlia was discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "faint, round, gradually brighter in the middle; 20 arcsec." On a second occasion he called it: "pretty faint, round, very gradually brighter in the middle; 26 arcsec."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,HISB,ALMSTEL.
POSS: pa 5. * immed SW of nuc. no detectable disturbance S.
AJ 87:1106: sup * has V=15.15/0.62.
15cm - not vis. BS, 13Mar1980, Anderson Mesa.
25cm - seen as sm spot @ 95x. 190x shows *ar nuc at threshold of vis in sm nrly
circ core 0'.7 across. little halo around this. seems to be extns in pa80
up to 3'.5 length. disturbance on S edge of core? BS, 13Mar1980, Anderson
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)
Very soft round haze just visible, but without any detail. Somewhat star like nucleus Nice string of stars to the south of the galaxy in the field of view extended 8'.
The Messier objects
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The Caldwell list
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