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RA: 10h 05m 47.91s
Dec: −67° 22′ 41.2″
Ch: MSA:1005, U2:448, SA:25
Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=12.05, V=11
Size: 3.388′ x 2.57′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, R, bM." On a second occassion he called it "pB,R, gbM, 40 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, R, gbM, 40 arcseconds, south of a star 13th mag."
Burnham calls it a 12.4 mag elliptical galaxy in Carina, which measures 1.4' x 0.7' and is pretty bright, pretty small, slightly elongated, gradually brighter in the middle with a bright nucleus.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
ASV Journal Vol 24 No 3 June 1971: "oval shaped and easy in 10.5-inch 150x."
QBS: E. halo in pa~30 (not pa12 as per ESO-LV!). m14 * 23" SW; m13 * 55" N.
ESO-LV: B=11.6/14.3; 4'.1x3'.4 in pa12.
7Sam: f * V=14.84/0.51 (ApJS 64,601).
15cm - mod f, consp @ 80x. 195x: seems elong NE-SW, but this is almost certainly due to m14.5 * sup 30" SW of nuc. m13.0 * 1' N. halo reaches to this *. halo has mod broad concen, then mod sharp concen to br core and sub*ar nuc. BS, 18Feb1990, LCO.
1998-01-26/27, 6-inch f/8.6 Newtonian, Stellenbosch Rifle Range site. A bright stellar nucleus with a round fringe. Has a very small star very close north-east. In the K18mm eyepiece, the galaxy is flanked by two 9.5mag stars - one south, one north-west. This star has a small companion PA 135 degrees.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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