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RA: 16h 34m 52.4s
Dec: −60° 37′ 10″
Con: Triangulum Australe
Ch: MSA:1511, U2:433, SA:26
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=12.3, V=?
Size: 1.071′ x 0.776′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, gpmbM,. 45 arcseconds, in a field full of small stars." On a second occassion he called it "pF, lE, glbM, 50 arcseconds long."
Table IV: As in NGC but poss. a spiral.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
12-inch f/10 SCT (95x 218x 346x)
The galaxy was pick up relatively easy but only with averted vision could I made out the shape which is quite round. A string of three stars towards is situated towards the south-western side with two more prominent magnitude 11 stars on the northern side of the field of view.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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