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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12.4, V=?
Size: 2.754′ x 1.023′
Synonyms: H II-181
Discovered on 22 April 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He logged it as II-181 and called it "pF, pL, E, r."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,*ORCOMATT NF.
This galaxy appears on page 4 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p4.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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