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RA: 20h 03m 29.9s
Dec: −54° 50′ 44″
Ch: MSA:1490, U2:436, SA:26
Type: galaxy, SB:0:
Mag: B=14.09, V=13.07
Size: 2.29′ x 1.148′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, R, bM, 25 arcseconds."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty bright, round, much brighter in the middle, diameter 0.3'."
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); List II, p 68-73.
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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