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Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=14.42, V=?
Size: 0.954′ x 0.66′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, attached to a star 12m s.f. (NB by diagram made at the time the star is S.p.)"
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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