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Type: galaxy (in cluster), SB0
Mag: B=12.1, V=?
Size: 3.981′ x 1.995′
NGC 4371. See NGC 4368.
Synonyms: H I-022
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cB pS."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SBO),BNUC&BAR,FWINGS.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "pretty bright, considerably large, elongated 2X1, much brighter in the middle and has a bright nucleus at 100X."
Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 3' x 1.5' extent; soft oblong with brighter center and 14M stellar nucleus; 30' W and a little N is SP GAL N4313 (13M; 2' x 0.5' extent); 20' farther SW are two SP GALs N4299 (13.2M; 1' diameter) and N4294 (13.2M; 2' x 1' extent) just 4' apart; all are !good supernova prospects!."
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[12h 24m 54s, 11° 42m 0s] A bright, round E0? B: S0/SBa.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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