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Mag: B=12.06, V=?
Size: 5.495′ x 1.862′
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, L, mE, vglbM, pos of elongation 33.8 degrees, 4' long, 1' broad; loses itself imperceptibly." On a second occassion he called it "eF, vL, vlbM, 6' long, 3' broad."
Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone –40° to –90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.
p 600: "The following spirals call for special description on account of their size:
Table, p601: 6x1, pa 20, "F irr"
F, 6'x1', E 20deg, F stell N; rahter irr. and patchy spiral.
F, 6'x1', E 20deg, confirms HOB 22.
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 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads MINC,VDIF,BM,PCHY.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Very faint, large, much elongated (3 X 1) in PA 30 and gradually brighter in the middle at 100X."
15cm - mod br modlosfcbr gx @ 80x w/m14 * nr SSW tip. 140x: 2'x1' in pa25,
extending sl past m14 *, which is on W side of SSW tip. wk broad concen
w/sev *ings sup. no br core or nuc. BS, 14Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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