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RA: 21h 03m 33.64s
Dec: +29° 53′ 49.7″
Ch: MSA:1169, U2:121, SA:9
Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=12.9, V=?
Size: 4.466′ x 1.412′
Synonyms: H II-203
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, iE, bM."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,VDIF,SMBM,RI*FLD.
AGK3: br * = BD+29 4291: mp10.6, M2(iii).
POSS: * 1'.8 NW is red; NW tip of gx is W of *.
L&deV: * V=9.86/1.81.
15cm - br & obvious @ 50x. lies 2' SSE of m9.5 * not on U2000 (well maybe
10.0). main body is oval 1'.5x1' in p165. rises to nrly circ 15" core
and f *ar nuc that seems off-center to E side. averted vis @ 140x shows
thin extns to 3' length reaching about as far as m10 * N (gx tip is W
of *). BS, 13Jul1988, Anderson Mesa.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Galaxy oval streak of light in a NNW to SSE direction. Quite outstanding although faint at first and about 4.5x1.5 in size. Faint field stars to the E and W and a star of 12Magntiude on its NNW tip.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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