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RA: 13h 14m 13.4s
Dec: −42° 57′ 41″
Ch: MSA:933, U2:403, SA:21
Type: galaxy, SBr...
Mag: B=14.55, V=13.42
Size: 3.467′ x 2.041′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, R, bM, 40 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, pL, R, gbM, 50 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, pL, R, gbM, 50 arcseconds, has a star 7th mag 3 degrees N.f. distance = 7.5'."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SLEL,BM,HISB.
POSS: * difficult to see ~13" NNW of center.
15cm - maybe sl brtr than -11 WSW. vf halo maybe 1'x0'.8, but sl elong N-S
expressed most obviously in core, which is 20"x15" and well defined and
vmuch brtr than halo. occas *ing on NW edge of core. core only broadly
brtr. BS, 3Mar1990, LCO.
From "Observing log, 2004 March 24"
Rifle Range, 6-inch f/8
Further west, sharing a field of view with bright stars, lies NGC 5026, which is quite challenging but distinct, appearing as little more than a soft round glow.
Stellenbosch (Paradyskloof rifle range)
6-inch f/8 Newtonian
Conditions: NELM 5.8 at the pole. Thin cloud in the distance.
Sharing a field of view with bright stars, lies NGC 5026, which is quite challenging but distinct, appearing as little more than a soft round glow.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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