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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=13.3, V=?
Size: 2.511′ x 1.862′
Discovered in 1789 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, S, iF, easily resolved, mixed with some pL stars, which may perhaps belong to it."
Burnham calls it a 12.7 mag spiral galaxy in Bootes, measuring 0.6' x 0.4', which is pretty faint, small and elongated; lenticular.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,BET2*CLOSE.
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 100 and brighter in the middle at 165X. There are several stars involved at high power."
POSS: 2'.1 NNW of SAO 29208. other *s: m12.5 * 1'.2 SW, m13-13.5 *s 19" E,
36" SW, and 30" WNW. M+9-24-19 50" WWSW.
15cm - just seen N of m7.5 *.
- consp due to sev nrby *s @ 80x. 140x: oval elong E-W, 1'x0'.6 with mod-strong broad concen to sm inconsp circ core. m10 * SE forms pattern w/three much fntr *s leading to two m14 *s, closest on maj axis nr W end (see sketch in logbook). BS, 15May1991, Texas Star Party.
25cm - makes triangle w/br * and m12.5 * on SW. on W edge is threshold *. round, 40" diam. f, elong(?) object. *ar nuc.
30cm - nice, interesting. elong E-W. 220x: 1'.8x1', located 2'.5 N of m9.5 *. m13 * 1' SW. two *s embedded in the gx on the W and SW sides. halo and core are vmottled. no sharp nuc.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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