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Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 2.454′ x 1.258′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, S, pmE, in direction of the parallel; precedes a star 12m, which is all but involved."
The NGC records it as "pretty faint, small, pretty much elongated in PA 90 , 12th magnitude star attached following."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-STELNUC,DIFHALO.
Observing with a 15.5-inch reflector, a bright red 7-8th magnitude star lies in this galaxy's field. Northwest of this star, about 10' distant, lies the spiral, surrounded by two stars. The star to the east is bright whilst the preceding one is quite fainter. The galaxy requires averted vision to examine, but can be held directly.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Very faint elongated galaxy in a NE to SW direction. The core shows a small brighter nucleus. On the east and south east ends of the galaxy two faint 13Magnitude stars A 6Magnitude yellow star can be seen 8' south and a 8.6 white star 6' to the west in the field of view. I estimate the size of this galaxy about 2.5x1.5.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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