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Type: galaxy, SBc:r
Mag: B=12.32, V=11.31
Size: 3.63′ x 2.398′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, mE in parallel, gbM, 50 arcseconds long, 20 arcseconds broad."
Table IV: !! Ellips and spiral form.
Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.
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 12.5 mag galaxy.
15cm - mod f @ 80x w/br cen. 140x: elong E-W, 1'.5x1'. halo rel f w/broad
concen. core elong and has hisfcbr but not much concen. m14.5 * off SW;
m12.5 * NW. BS, 8Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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