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RA: 14h 15m 54.8s
Dec: −48° 06′ 55″
Ch: MSA:951, U2:404, SA:21
Type: galaxy, S...
Mag: B=13.01, V=?
Size: 2.089′ x 1.445′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, S, R, near 2 stars 12th mag; a small double star follows 5'." On a second occassion he called it "pB, S, R, psbM, 15 arcseconds."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-ALMSTEL,FDIF HALO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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