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Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13.08, V=?
Size: 3.311′ x 0.575′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, vmE, in pos = 90.8 degrees, vgbM,80 arcseconds long, has a star south."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
Table, p601. 5x1, pa 95 "pB"
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.
SGC: br * 1'.3 SW.
15cm - fairly f gx on N side of m11 * @ 80x. 140x: 1'.2x0'.3 in pa80 w/wk even
concen to oval 15"x10" core. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
This is by far the most thinnes of sliver line I ever seen It reminds me of a very faint meteor short streak. Very elongated E-W just north of a block of 4 stars 9Magnitude. The closest star to the galaxy is touching its souther side. No detail is visible on the galaxy, to faint must use averted vision to glimpse it.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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