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RA: 21h 03m 44.98s
Dec: −49° 01′ 44.6″
Ch: MSA:1470, U2:412, SA:23
Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=13.36, V=?
Size: 1.584′ x 1.318′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, pL, R, glbM." On a second occassion he called it "F, S, R, smbM, 15 arcseconds."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-R,BM,*CLOSE N.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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