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RA: 18h 55m 21.8s
Dec: −53° 49′ 8″
Ch: MSA:1493, U2:435, SA:26
Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=14.44, V=13.64
Size: 2.29′ x 0.891′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, S, lE, 18 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "F, lE, vgbM, 80 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "vF, vS, R, gbM, 12 arcseconds."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
Table, p601. 3x1, pa 130; "F"
A photographic survey of bright southern planetary nebulae. M.N.R.A.S., 110(5), 429-439.
(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the IC 4797 Group. Members include NGC 6707, NGC 6708, IC 4796, IC 4797 & ESO 183-G 30.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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