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Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), E
Mag: B=12.4, V=?
Size: 3.019′ x 2.137′
Synonyms: H II-764
Discovered in 1788 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, S, iR, one preceding suspected, vF, lE."
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 2/81 p101.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM.
15cm - f halo, br core.
- brtst of three; mod f, circ, 0'.5 diam. grows gradually brtr across
center w/*ar nuc. 125x. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.
25cm - circ halo 1'.25 diam. core vbr in pa90, *ar nuc. Roof.
- sl elong pa100, 0'.75x0'.6. W side of core seems brtr, core not well
defined from halo. core is half the diam of halo. f *ar nuc. 190x. BS,
6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.
30cm - easy, more concen of pair (w/-085). 1'.2 diam, pa135. halo circ.
Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park
[15h 38m 42s, 59° 21m 0s] A bright nucleus surrounded by a small halo. E? B: E3.
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