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RA: 13h 01m 24.9s
Dec: +29° 18′ 39″
Con: Coma Berenices
Ch: MSA:653, U2:109, SA:7
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy pair, E
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 2.454′ x 1.148′
This galaxy was discovered by d'Arrest and announced in his Siderum Nebulosorum Observationes Havnienses, published in Copenhagen in 1867. He describes it in the NGC as "pretty bright, small, round, a little brighter towards the middle, with a star of 11th or 12th magnitude following."
Barbieri, C. et al. (1979) Investigation of galaxies from Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov's second Atlas. Astron. & Astrophys. Supp. Ser., 37, 559-574.
Also catalogued as VV 609, this galaxy is described by Barbieri et al. from careful examination of photographic plates as follows: "Slightly elongated dense core with gaussian profile extending up to a faint diffuse condensation 22 arcseconds away in a halo with extension to north west and somewhat denser in southern part."
p 567, Table 2: Photographic Observations, apparent major axis in arcseconds = 17.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRR,BM,SLDIF.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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