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RA: 13h 06m 10.45s
Dec: −37° 35′ 9.2″
Ch: MSA:912, U2:370, SA:21
Type: galaxy (in cluster), Sa:
Mag: B=15, V=?
Size: 1.38′ x 0.912′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, pS, among stars; wind furious." On a second occassion he wrote: "Viewed; a diagram made representing it as round, with three small stars, one distant about 1 semi-diameter from border; pos about 293 degrees; another distant 2/3 diameter; pos = 75 degrees; the third distant 1.5 diameter, pos = 300 degrees."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads DB),PEC,MOTTLED,.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p5.2.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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