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RA: 14h 59m 31.2s
Dec: +73° 53′ 35.4″
Con: Ursa Minor
Ch: MSA:532, U2:10, SA:2
Type: galaxy, SBb
Mag: B=14.9, V=?
Size: 1.174′ x 0.977′
Synonyms: H III-312
Discovered on March 16, 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, vS, lE, 2 very small stars in it." At the end of Sweep 392, 3 April 1785, is the note: "It appears that the time of stars so near the pole cannot be had with any degree of precision by my instrument, unless perhaps by more carefully placing it in the meridian."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,R,VDIF,LBM,STELNUC *CLOSE S NUC,WK SSTR.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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