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RA: 15h 33m 43.14s
Dec: +15° 00′ 25.9″
Ch: MSA:692, U2:199, SA:15
Type: galaxy (in group), Sc
Mag: B=13.8, V=?
Size: 3.467′ x 0.741′
Synonyms: H II-654
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, E np-sf, 1.5' long."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,DKLNS.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, large, little brighter in the middle, very much elongated (4 X 1) in PA 0 at 100X. At low power it is in the field of NGC 5953 and 5954."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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