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RA: 21h 59m 38.8s
Dec: −43° 18′ 22″
Ch: MSA:1448, U2:413, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=13.29, V=?
Size: 2.818′ x 0.954′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, L, mE, vgbM (fog)." On a second occassion he called it "pF, pL, lE, glbM, 50 arcseconds, readily found."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
Table p 601: 3x1 "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. Their coded description reads EL,DIF,BM,STELNUC.
15cm - tff @ 80x, 20" diam w/broad concen. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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