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RA: 22h 46m 3.74s
Dec: −11° 00′ 4.1″
Ch: MSA:1330, U2:303, SA:17
Type: galaxy, SBa
Mag: B=12, V=?
Size: 1.949′ x 1.819′
Synonyms: H II-477
Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, iR, lbM."
This spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "very faint, pretty large, round, a little brighter in the middle."
Burnham adds: "Faint outer ring."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SO),R,SBM,SLDIF.
Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, round with a brighter middle at 135X."
POSS: symmetrical S0. pair 1'.9 SE: 11.5,12.5; 21"; 55.
15cm - marginal at best. BS.
- mod f @ 80x. 140x: circ, 1'.2 diam, reaches one-third way to m13,14 pair SE. m15 * closer SSW. mod broad concen except for vsm circ core, mod-sharply brtr, and *ar nuc. a few *ings occas vis. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.
25cm - found @ 90x, fairly f. single * seen 2' SE. *ar nuc seems off-center to NW. 1' diam, poss elong in pa135. no core, just nuc and halo. BS.
30cm - lox shows gx and f pair 3' SE. hix: poor broad concen, poss elong NE-SW. no def nuc, but center has a few lumps. CBL, Roof.
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: Faint, small roundish soft light, little brighter to the nucleus and a star close by to the south.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
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