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RA: 23h 09m 3.56s
Dec: +18° 10′ 36.5″
Ch: MSA:1209, U2:168, SA:17
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13.3, V=?
Size: 4.073′ x 1.445′
Synonyms: H III-203
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, cL, E, 2' long."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,VDIF,DKLNS,KNOTTY.
POSS: m13.5-14 * 2'.2 NW.
15cm - fairly f but elong NE-SW, so vis @ 80x S of lg triangle of m9 *s plotted
on U2000. 140x: difficult to hold even w/best averted vis. at least 3'
long---longer than distance to m13 * NW, 6:1 ratio. no core bulge; wk
broad concen along length w/occas vis lgr patches. no distinct core or
core. BS, 6Sep1989, Anderson Mesa.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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