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Type: galaxy (in cluster), Sa
Mag: B=13.42, V=12.54
Size: 1.348′ x 1.047′
Synonyms: H III-404
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, S, R, bM, has a star 2' following; pos by diagram = 67 degrees."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,*ATT S END.
Houston includes this galaxy in his Hydra Hysteria.
Steve Coe (1992, The Deep-Sky Observer, Webb Society, Issue 1) observing with a 17.5-inch f/4.5 at 100x notes: "F, S, bM with double nucleus, companion very faint, no brighter in the middle, round."
Steve Coe, observing with a 17.5" f/4.5 at 100X, notes: "faint, Small, brighter in the middle with double nucleus; companion very faint, not brighter in the middle, Round.
The Messier objects
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