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RA: 23h 23m 54.08s
Dec: +09° 40′ 2.4″
Ch: MSA:1232, U2:214, SA:17
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=13.5, V=?
Size: 1.584′ x 1.047′
Synonyms: H III-218
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, pS, lE."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SLEL,BM.
Steve Gottlieb notes: "13.1-inch: fairly faint, fairly small, elongated, gradually increases to a small bright core. A mag 15 star is 30" E of center.
= I1486 = Mk 531
POSS: elong pa~90. m15.5(?) * 32" E; m14 * 1'.1 SE; m~16 * 44" W. halo does
not really reach * E, much less pass it to N. halo 50" long on O
15cm - pretty f losfcbr glow @ 80x, difficult @ 140x. circ w/wk even concen to f
core, no consp nuc. m15.5 * off SE side, halo reaches halfway. BS,
29Sep1989, Anderson Mesa.
30cm - mod f, elong E-W, 45"x25". 30" E of center is m14.5 *, another a little
brtr is 1' SE. mod concen to indistinct core and f *ar nuc comparable in
brtness to * E. seems to be threshold *ing W, which w/* E makes elong a
little uncer. CBL sees vf halo to 1'x0'.4 in pa80, passing just N of *
20" E. 5Sep1983, USNO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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