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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12, V=?
Size: 1.513′ x 1.412′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, S, R, gbM, attached to, or not much separated from, a star 8m just south of neb, 1' distant." On a second occassion he called it "not vF, S, R, appended to, and very nearly north of, a star 9m, the preceding of 2 stars, neb 90 degrees from star." His third observation was recorded as "F, R, glbM, pos 2.1 degrees, from a star 10m 30 arcseconds distant." The fnal record reads: "F, S, R, just north of a star 9m."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,HISBCT,*1'S.
15cm - mod f N side of m9 * @ 80x. 140x: 30" diam, circ w/strong even concen
to *ar nuc. * off halo. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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