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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.071′ x 0.954′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eeeF, vvvS, R, 4 arcseconds, This is the smallest nebula I recollect to have seen. Its light is not greater than that of a star 14m. A diagram made for security of finding it again. See fig 16, Plate VI. Star 1 = 10m, 2 = 3 = 12m, 4 = 13m, 5 = 6= 7 = 14m, 8 = 16m."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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