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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12.99, V=12.04
Size: 2.187′ x 1.258′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, vS, R, pslbM, 12 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, S, R, psmbM, 15 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, S, R, psbM, 15 arcseconds, among stars."
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).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.
15cm - mod f, vsm @ 80x. 140x: 20" diam, circ w/mod sharp concen to tiny core
and f *ar nuc. lies in crude circlet of f *s mostly SE of gx. BS,
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)
This galaxy displayed a soft round haziness with bright somewhat outstanding nucleus. It could be slightly elongated in a N-S direction. The star field south is busy.
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Amongst a very busy faint star field this soft haze seems slightly oval E-W. Slowely brighten to a just brighter nucleus. A half moon string of 12Magnitude stars can be seen south of the galaxy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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