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RA: 22h 34m 20.3s
Dec: −10° 21′ 28″
Ch: MSA:1331, U2:302, SA:17
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13, V=?
Size: 1.949′ x 1.819′
This spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "very faint, pretty large, round, gradually a little brighter in the middle, resolvable."
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,COMPLEXCT,SEVDPCHS P ARM BRIGHT,N ARM VF.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 12/69 p385.
! pF, 1.5'x1.5'; 3 branched spiral with sharp stell.N. The n. branch starts from a faint alm.stell. condensation just n.f. the nucleus. The branch just s. of the N. forms an oval around it, mb on the s.side. The third branch is also s. and curiously broken in the middle. See Plate VI.
Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, round with a bright middle at 135X. Averted vision makes this object grow much larger."
POSS: unusual three-arm spiral, SAB(r)cI-II. m12.5-13 * 1'.5 E.
15cm - fairly f oval vis @ 80x. 140x: 2' diam, only sl sl oval elong E-W. m14.5- 15 * 2' ENE, halo reaches halfway to *. mod broad concen w/sk patchy mottling. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.
25cm - not vis. BS, Roof.
30cm - vf @ lox. hix: 1' diam, irreg outlines. vpoor concen, broad. m14 * 2'.5 E. found off S point of triangle 10' across.
Location: Campsite (23 16 South - 29 26 East).
Telescope: Meade 8" 18mm eyepiece, 36 arcmin f.o.v.
Date: August 1998.
Sky conditions: Not very good.
Description: Very faint soft light - hazy, about 2 arc minutes in size. Forms a triangle between two stars situated to the northwest and a [R.V.3]fainter companion to the east.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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