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RA: 21h 09m 35.26s
Dec: −49° 18′ 10.7″
Ch: MSA:1470, U2:412, SA:23
Type: galaxy, SB0
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.445′ x 0.912′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eeF, S, R, on a delicately and uniformly stippled ground, a bright triple star 6' or 7' S.f. nearly points to it."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty faint, round, brighter in the middle, diameter 0.3', on edge of plate."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-EL,BM,*CLOSE N.
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); List II, p 68-73.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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