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Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=13.5, V=?
Size: 2.951′ x 1.122′
Synonyms: H III-208
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, vS, iR, just following a pretty bright star."
An observer using the 72-inch f/8.8 speculum telescope at Birr Castle noted "eeF, E, no nucleus. A star 10th mag preceding; several small stars near."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM,DIFPCH NRPERIP.
15cm - pretty f but vis next to m11 * @ 50x. 140x: 45" ENE of *. pa10, 1'x0'.3
(def longer than sep to *). lentic, mod even concen. BS, 14Oct1990,
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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