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RA: 23h 47m 51.8s
Dec: −30° 31′ 19″
Ch: MSA:1399, U2:350, SA:23
Type: galaxy, SBbc
Mag: B=12.1, V=11.36
Size: 3.63′ x 2.691′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, L, R, psbM, 2' diam." On a second occassion he called it "B, L, R, psmbM, 90 arcseconds diam."
F, 1'x1', R, pBN, open spiral.
vF, 4'x3', lE 30deg approx., stell. nucleus, spiral with condensations.
Green, M. R. & Dixon, K. L. (1978) "Photoelectric photometry of bright southern galaxies", Vol 98, August, p 167-169. They find the V magnitude through a 28'' aperture = 13.19, and through a 80'' aperture = 12.24.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,RG,NARM PDVDIF SEV BKNS IN RING.
by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p1.3.
Steve Coe, observing with a 17.5" f/4.5 at 100X, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small and roundish, slightly brighter middle at 135X.
15cm - mod f @ 80x. 140x: ~circ, 1'.5 diam w/mod even concen to mod sub*ar
nuc. m15 *(?) on W edge. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.
Location: Campsite (23 16 South - 29 26 East).
Telescope: Meade 8" 18mm eyepiece, 36 arcmin f.o.v.
Date: August 1998.
Sky conditions: Not very good.
Description: Very faint, roundish tinge of light, about 3 arc minutes in size. Galaxy growing slowly brighter to the middle with a halo of haze around it. Stars play double in the field of view.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
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