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Type: galaxy (Seyfert), SBc
Mag: B=12, V=?
Size: 2.454′ x 2.398′
Synonyms: H II-078
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB pL r."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,R,HISB,DKLNS, SEV BTIWKNY ARMS.
This galaxy appears on page 49 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.1M; 1.9' x 1.7' extent; soft, roundish blob with brighter center 1 degree N and a bit W of M-105; see photo at HAG-49."
7cm - fairly f, modlosfcbr @ 50x. smooth circ spot lacking concen. two m12 *s
nrby on S. BS, 12Apr1992, Anderson Mesa.
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[10h 46m 36s, 13° 45m 0s] A large, faint, somewhat mottled galaxy. Sc? B: Sc.
Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.
This galaxy's oval like shape is seen but no detail of it is discerned.However this galaxy looks like a fairly faint smudge of soft light but it has a vague appearance.Only the central nucleus of this galaxy is slightly moderately bright.This galaxy measures 2.8'* 0.9'.The nucleus of this galaxy is equally bright compared to the far outskirts of this galaxy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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