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Type: galaxy (in group), E/S0
Mag: B=11.6, V=?
Size: 3.548′ x 1.949′
Synonyms: H I-271
Discovered in 1793 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vB, cL, E, mbM."
Doig, P. (1925) Notes on the nebulae and clusters in Webb's 'Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes' (Sixth edition, Vol.ii). Part V. M.N.R.A.S., 36(3), 89.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,HISB.
Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.7M; 1.7' x 0.8' extent; small, bright ellipse with bright center and stellar core; soft, small SP GAL N3619 (12.7M; 1' diameter) 7' to SSE."
Harrington, P. (1989) Observer's Page: A bowl full of galaxies. Sky&Telescope, April, 444.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[11h 18m 36s, 58° 0m 0s] A small, non descript smudge, with a tiny nucleus.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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