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Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=13.8, V=?
Size: 3.019′ x 0.537′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, lE, glbM, 30 arcseconds long."
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, pa 130; "F"
F, 2.5'x0.25', mE 130deg, spindle, with a pF 0.5' long, E 130deg, lenticular shaped central region; very little condensation, s.f. portion little brighter than n.p.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,DKLNS NP&SF ENDS.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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