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Type: galaxy, S0a
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.412′ x 1.318′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, S, R, glbM, 20 arcseconds, 50 stars in field." On a second occassion he called it "F, S, R, glbM, 20 arcseconds, has a sar 13m S.p. (one radius of neb from edge by diagram.)"
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.
RA: 11h09m48s - DEC: -76o37' - Magnitude: 12.5 - Size: 1.3'x1.3'
Tel: 12" S/C - 218 - 346x - Date: 14 June 2009 – Vis: 5.6
Nice round glow, but faint very smooth. Barely brighter towards the centre. On the galaxy western edge a faint star can be seen. The star field towards the south east house a few bright stars.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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