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Type: galaxy, SBc
Mag: B=14, V=?
Size: 4.073′ x 2.754′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, L, 2' diameter, has some small stars involved."
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p8.22.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads STELNUC,VDIF,SSTRSUS.
Steve Coe (1992, The Deep-Sky Observer, Webb Society, Issue 1) observing with a 17.5-inch f/4.5 at 100x notes: "eF, pL, R, noy brighter in the middle, DIM."
Steve Coe, observing with a 17.5" f/4.5 at 100X, notes: "extremely faint, Pretty large, Round, not brighter in the middle, DIM
POSS: trapezoid 3'x0'.9; gx 5' W of its center. * on E edge @ 48", and
50" from * S of nuc. sketch on card.
30cm - exlosfcbr, unconcen; hard to see. lies 5' W of elong symmetric
trapezoid 3'x0'.75 aligned SE-NW w/m12.5-13 *s. gx is 2'.5 diam elong
indef as assoc *s confuse: m14.5 * in E edge, two more threshold * in
N edge, m14 * NW w/m14.5 * 1' N of it, another threshold * in W edge.
a 20" spot lies 40" W of the * in the E edge, vis @ 250x. 13Jun1983,
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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