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Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=14.2, V=?
Size: 2.398′ x 1.621′
Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "faint, pretty large, round, very gradually brighter in the middle, 2' across."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty faint, much brighter in the middle, 2' x 1' at 80 deg; several faint stars involved."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.
QBS: SA_B(rs)bc II [BS]. * 50" S/sl W just outside brtr part of halo.
SGC: SAB(s)bc: II.
15cm - mod f losfcbr glow @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5x1'.2 elong E-W. mod broad concen.
m14.5 * at S edge. BS, 24Feb1990, LCO.
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)
Faint, pretty large, round, very gradually brighter middle. NGC 5967A suspect. I made a sketch to show A.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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