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RA: 12h 33m 30.39s
Dec: +08° 39′ 15.6″
Ch: MSA:749, U2:194, SA:14
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy, SBc/Sc
Mag: B=12.3, V=11.6
Size: 3.2′ x 2.5′
Synonyms: H II-158
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pF, pL, nearly R, r."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,SLDIF,KNYAMS,SMNUC.
G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the Virgo I (S') group are NGC 4535, NGC 4380, NGC 4469, NGC 4519 & NGC 4424.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: The Astrograph 6-7/83 p90.
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[12h 33m 30s, 8° 39m 0s] A 3 arc minute, dim, round blob. (Burnham: SBc)
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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