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RA: 15h 36m 25.8s
Dec: −66° 51′ 38″
Con: Triangulum Australe
Ch: MSA:997, U2:453, SA:25
Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 2.818′ x 1.479′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, S, among a crowd of milky way stars. No doubt ias to its nebulous character. All that is starry in field is clearly resolved."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.
12-inch f/10 SCT (95x 218x 346x)
Easily seen as a roundish haze with a slight brightening towards the middle. Prominent stars in a curly formation can be seen towards the southern side field of view. A faint star could be seen on the south-eastern edge of the galaxy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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