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RA: 13h 37m 29.8s
Dec: −49° 50′ 15″
Ch: MSA:952, U2:403, SA:21
Type: galaxy, S0:r
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.412′ x 0.954′
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eeF, lE, 30 arcseconds, Requires a newly polished mirror, and a night such as this to be seen."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-IRRR,DIF,LBM.
Date: 2008 April 10, Thursday night
Location: Sutherland (town, Jurg's guest house)
Sky conditions: Dark, clear
Telescope: 12-inch f/4.9 Dobsonian
Eyepieces: 25mm Sirius Plossl, 60x, 46' fov & 10mm Sirius Plossl, 150x, 14/17' fov
Working on MSA chart 953, star hopping from Omega Centauri.
This galaxy lies about 3 degrees southeast of Omega Centauri.
At 60x it appears as a faint, small, approximately round glow, 0.9 arcminutes across. Very close south-east is a very faint star, with another further north-east, as the rough field-sketch shows.
This latter star appears double on the DSS image.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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