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RA: 23h 36m 15.1s
Dec: −37° 56′ 17″
Ch: MSA:1422, U2:385, SA:23
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=11.65, V=?
Size: 4.57′ x 1.995′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, oval, or pmE, vgbM, 3'."
Shapley, H. & Ames, A. (1932) A survey of the external galaxies brighter than the thirteenth magnitude. Annals Harvard College Obs., 88(2), 43.
Position given in NGC corrected by that published by Reinmuth's Die Herschel Nebel.
"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).
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1982 (16.0p)
pB, pL, E 170deg approx., ? spiral. (exp. only 30m).
F, 4'x1.5', E 170deg, patchy and irr. spir. No v distinct N; possibly there is absorption.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads LG,B,EL,DIFPERIPH PCHY MOTTLED PERIPH.
Steve Coe, observing with a 17.5" f/4.5 at 100X, notes: "Faint, pretty large and elongated N-S at 100X. It has a somewhat brighter middle at 135X.
15cm - mod br @ 80x w/m10.5-11 * on SW. 140x: core 2'x1' w/strong broad concen.
f extns in pa175 reaching 3/4 way to m13.5 * N. these extns thinner
than core. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x, 463x)
Lovely elongated N-S thick oval outstanding against the star field (16" – 127x). Very faint 13magnitude star on the northern edge with two brighter stars on the western and one on the eastern side of the galaxy. Just slightly brighter to the middle nucleus area (16" – 290x).
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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