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RA: 13h 53m 27.88s
Dec: +37° 54′ 50.8″
Con: Canes Venatici
Ch: MSA:628, U2:110, SA:7
Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=13.1, V=?
Size: 3.019′ x 1.778′
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, E in the parallel, bM, 1.5' long, 1' broad."
Burnham calls it a 13.0 mag spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, measuring 2.4' x 1.1' , which he describes as "considerably faint, large, slightly elongated and very gradually brighter in the middle."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,EL,INC,BKN SSTR.
POSS: 30cm suspect gxs are: NNE a dbl * or grp of f *s; 2' NW is single *.
gx in pa105.
15cm - not vis.
25cm - losfcbr in pa100, 1'.25x1'. little concen. 90x: looks elong w/f halo and
30cm - fairly losfcbr, pa105, 2'.8x1'. vsl concen. lentic shape w/elong core and
indef edges. perhaps dkr on S side. comps? NNE 5', NW 2'?
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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