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RA: 14h 06m 48.16s
Dec: +55° 01′ 47.5″
Con: Ursa Major
Ch: MSA:570, U2:49, SA:2
Mag: B=15.6, V=?
Size: 0.457′ x 0.446′
Synonyms: H III-791
Discovered on April 14, 1789 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "The 1st of 2. vF, S, 3' or 4' distance from I.232." The Notes to the 1820 'Catalogue of 500 Additional New Nebulae and Clusters of Stars' read "The description is ambiguous: 'Two, cB, R, vgmbM, has another preceding, vF, R, S, nearly in the meridian, 3' or 4' distance preceding' with a note added afterwards to the word 'meridian': 'By the description it should be perhaps nearly in the parallel' In a second obs. of April 2, 1791, H. saw only I.232. Bigourdan has a nebula 4 seconds following II.801 on the parallel, but 3' or 4' preceding I.232 neither he nor d'Arrest saw any neb."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads VF,DIF.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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