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RA: 20h 06m 50s
Dec: −56° 23′ 26″
Ch: MSA:1490, U2:436, SA:26
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.412′ 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 "Not vF, S, R."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "nebulous star, bright nucleus involved in an extremely faint nebula, round, diameter 0.4'."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p6.10.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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