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Type: galaxy, SBa
Mag: B=13.1, V=12.1
Size: 2.187′ x 1.659′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, R, pslbM, 1'."
Green, M. R. & Dixon, K. L. (1978) "Photoelectric photometry of bright southern galaxies", Vol 98, August, p 167-169. They find the V magnitude through a 28'' aperture = 13.12, and through a 80'' aperture = 12.25.
"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).
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.
by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p8.16.
15cm - mod f @ 80x. 140x: oval elong in pa120, 1'x0'.8, mod even concen to oval
core w/o sharp nuc. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
22 August 1998, Farm site, Meade 8" with a 18mm wide angle & 26mm Plossl, 36' fov, Sky Conditions: Clear 7 to 8 magnitude
Could not find it at first then with careful observation I located this very faint small glow near a faint star. This small round haze have but just a trace of brightness to the middle.
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x)
Just a small smoke of light. Very small, with a star-like core. Averted brings it out slightly. The star field to the west consists of a few bright stars.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x, 346x)
This round hazy patch of light brighten slowly towards the centre. It appears to be elongated in a NW-Se direction. The star field surrounding the galaxy is quite busy with faint stars. The edges seems hazy.
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Like all faint fuzzies, round, small glow with a hint of a core. Looks somewhat brighter than 12.9Magnitude to me.
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