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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12.82, V=11.84
Size: 1.905′ x 0.87′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, S, R, psmbM, 15 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "B, lE, vsvmbM to nucleus."
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 E,SLEL,BM.
15cm - mod f @ 80x w/vbr cen. 140x: br * sup or vbr *ar nuc, 40" diam w/strong
sharp concen. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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