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Type: galaxy, Sa:
Mag: B=13.14, V=12.14
Size: 1.905′ x 1.047′
Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "very faint, elongated, gradually brighter in the middle; with a feeble appearance of stars, but I have hardly a doubt of its being a nebula."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy.
15cm - mod f but vsm modhisfcbr glow @ 80x. 140x: oval halo elong NE-SW,
1'x0'.6. strong even concen to much brtr narrow core 0'.6x0'.1. BS,
12-inch f/10 SCT (95x 218x 346x)
A faint smear light. Higher magnification brings to the fore an elongated brighter ray of light in a north-east to south-west direction. With closer investigation the north-eastern edge seems somewhat fatter with a slightly broken middle that tappers down to a south-western tip. Averted vision lifts it out beautifully against a rather busy star field, just 55’ north-west of alpha Apodis
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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