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Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13.1, V=12.22
Size: 2.57′ x 1.023′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, lE, glbM, 70 arcseconds long, 1' broad." On a second occassion he called it "B, L, pmE, vgbM, 2' long, 80 arcseconds broad." His third observation was recorded as "vF, pmE, vglbM."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
Table, p601. 3x1, pa 130; "F"
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.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p10.8.
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
The galaxy is barely more than a soft smear of light seen with care in a NW-SE direction. Small in size, even surface brightness. Three stars about 10' to the east can be seen in the field.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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