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Type: galaxy, SBr...
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 2.041′ x 1.698′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, S, R, almost certain it is not a small double star. Definition much improved. It is certainly a nebula and, with long attention, I see another, still fainter, exactly on parallel, and 30 seconds following." The second object is NGC 6403.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p8.3.
Table IV: eF, hazy * only.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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