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RA: 20h 26m 52s
Dec: −18° 36′ 59″
Ch: MSA:1361, U2:343, SA:23
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13.75, V=?
Size: 1.318′ x 1′
Discovered on August 17, 1881 by E S Holden with a 15.5" reflector at Washburn Observatory, Wisconsin, USA. He called it very faint.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,WD,BM&ARMS,STENUC.
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x, 346x)
The skies were brilliant the best I ever see on the farm. The very faint galaxy was only seen with averted vision and could not hold it for longer than a second. Come and go with a definite positive sighting. It looks round in shape.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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