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Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=12.21, V=11.22
Size: 3.311′ x 1.096′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "R, vgbM, 30 arcseconds, haze thickening rapidly." On a second occassion he called it "B, mE, in pos 169.2 degrees, psbM, 90 arcseconds."
Described it in the NGC as "pretty small, round, very gradually brighter towards the middle."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
Table IV: cF, S, eE at 170deg, stell.N.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Elongated in a S-N direction with a nice bright nucleus which slowly getting brighter. The edges around the galaxy is very hazy although seen with ease. Stars share the field of the galaxy more so the east. The northern field of view is bare in starlight.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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