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RA: 13h 07m 42.93s
Dec: +24° 48′ 37.6″
Con: Coma Berenices
Ch: MSA:675, U2:150, SA:7
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy (in cluster), SB
Mag: B=15.3, V=?
Size: 0.891′ x 0.562′
NGC 4979 = IC 4198, which see.
Synonyms: H III-346
Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, pL, lE, verified with 240 power." Dreyer lists observations by Javelle 1235 ('F, cS, R, distinct from NGC 4979') and Max Wolf IX.105 ('pF, pS, E, bM') and notes "Wolf has only this one near the place, and his description agrees with that of H."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads DIFRG,STELNUC,BARSUS B*3'F.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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