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Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=14, V=?
Size: 1.659′ x 0.812′
NGC 586. See IC 1712.
Synonyms: H III-431
Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "The second of two. eF, S, 5 or 6' distance from I.100."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM.
pF, 1' long, spindle with stellar nucleus, elongated 170deg.
Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty large, round, suddenly bright middle. NGC 586 and NGC 584 are in the same field about 5' apart in an E-W direction."
POSS: 30cm descr doesn't fit. pa175, elong in ~3:1 ratio.
Lick: 4'.3 SE of N584.
30cm - found w/some difficulty 3' SE of a m10.5 *. vsm, f *ar nuc and some
haze to 30" diam. 40" E is m14 *.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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