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RA: 02h 07m 20.07s
Dec: −25° 26′ 29.5″
Ch: MSA:360, U2:309, SA:18
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=13.57, V=?
Size: 1.548′ x 1.148′
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NGC 823 = IC 1782, which see.
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "a vF double star involved in a vF nebula."
Recorded in "Observations of the Southern Nebulae made with the Great Melbourne Telescope".
See the discussion of Lithograph M.1.6 for the details.
pF, vS, nebulous patch like a star preceding a star mag. 12.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,LBM,*CONT FO.
Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.
NGC 823 = IC 1782
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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