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Type: galaxies (interacting), SBd
Mag: B=13.2, V=?
Size: 1.862′ x 0.933′
Synonyms: H II-097
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pF, S, r, preceding two pretty bright stars."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,HISB,LGFIL FO SP ARM EXTENDS TO 94.
Together with NGC 5994 listed as No. 72 in Arp's "Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies" (Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol. 14, 1966.) He remarks "faint material from arm to and around companion. Opposite arm faint, sweeps around east of galaxy."
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Very faint, small, round, not brighter in the middle at 135X. This dim galaxy could only be held with averted vision. About 5 arc minutes to the southwest of NGC 5994."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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