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Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 2.089′ x 1.548′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, pL, vgvlbM, 2' diameter, quite hopeless, except in the clearest and finest night, and with the mirror bright." On a second occassion he wrote "found in the place, and viewed. It is very visible . . . "
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty bright, round, nebulous star, diameter 1'."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-R,DIF,STELNUC.
16-inch f/10 SCT (290x)
Very faint glow just seen but pretty and gradually brighter to the middle. It could also be slightly oval but no detail.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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