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Type: galaxy pair, SBb
Mag: B=14.1, V=?
Size: 0.63′ x 0.19′
Synonyms: H III-687
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "cF, pS, another suspected 2' north, 300 power."
This 13.7 mag barred spiral is described in the NGC as "considerably faint, considerably small, round, brighter in the middle." Together with NGC 5755 it is listed as No. 297 in Arp's "Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies" (Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol. 14, 1966.) He remarks "companion on arm has long tail extending westward."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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