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Type: galaxy (emission-line), I
Mag: B=12.7, V=12.3
Size: 1.819′ x 1.288′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, R, gbM, 90 arcseconds."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "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).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,DIFHALO,NARM PD.
15cm - mod f oval elong N-S @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5x1' in pa5 w/strong broad concen
to ~circ core of nrly uniform brtness. m15 * off NW-facing flank, m15.5
* at edge of SE flank. grainy texture. BS, 14Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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