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Type: galaxy (AGN), Sb
Mag: B=12.4, V=?
Size: 5.888′ x 2.041′
Synonyms: H II-037
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pretty bright, elongated np-sf, mbM."
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1915 (13.0p)
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,MINC,VDIF,KNY,PD MANY DKLNS.
Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.3M; 5' x 1' extent; bright and oblong with brighter center; 30' to S and a bit E, near 7M star, is SP GAL N4536."
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Bright, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 60, much brighter middle, companion to the north is faint, small and round. This galaxy is a nice edge on at 135X."
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[12h 34m 6s, 2° 39m 0s] A streak in the sky, brighter in the middle. (Burnham: N_4527)
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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