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RA: 23h 26m 24.8s
Dec: −39° 12′ 58″
Ch: MSA:1444, U2:415, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=15, V=?
Size: 0.63′ x 0.239′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "Double nebula, individuals equal, eF, R, bM, 20 arcseconds, follows a line of four stars 11 and 12m somewhat oblique to meridian." On a second occassion he called it "a double nebula, both eF, S, R, follows an oblique line of four stars 10 and 11m."
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads BM,STELNUC,COM1'N.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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