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RA: 21h 55m 21.2s
Dec: −34° 48′ 51″
Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1426, U2:383, SA:23
Type: galaxy (in cluster), SB:c:
Mag: B=12.85, V=12.35
Size: 2.187′ x 1.659′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, pL, glbM, more nebulae hereabouts." On a second occassion he called it "B, pL, irreg R, glbM, resolvable, 1'."
pS< pS, two small nebulous patches with indications of further extensions.
pF, 1'x0.5', irr.shape. Appears to be two small spirals very close together. See HPB9.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,DIFHALO, KN OR COM F END.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, irregularly round and somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X."
15cm - mod f @ 80x w/sev m14-15 *s on N side. 140x: 1' diam w/strong broad
concen. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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