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RA: 18h 07m 49.29s
Dec: +17° 36′ 17.5″
Ch: MSA:1224, U2:159, SA:15
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=12.7, V=?
Size: 2.041′ x 1.659′
Synonyms: H II-902
Discovered in 1799 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, pL, R, vgbM, 3.5' diameter."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,INTDKPCHS,DKLNS DIF HALO.
POSS: elong ESE-WSW. m13.5 * 3'.4 sep, implies 15cm size of 2'.2x1'.1.
15cm - rel lg, mod f, but modlosfcbr. elong SSE-NNW, a fat oval. broad concen
to vf sub*ar nuc. length ~2/3 sep of m13.5 *s N & S, 2:1 ratio. BS,
27Jun1989, Anderson Mesa.
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[18h 7m 48s, 17° 36m 0s] A faint smudge, lost amongst the stars of the Milky way.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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