NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:37:37.1
Declination: -10:11:4
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 14.5

Historic Information

Discoverer: Muller
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 26.3


Summary description: eF, pS, iR, sbM, * 9.5 f 30s
Sub-type: Sd

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 2952. There is no sketch, so all we have to go on are the crude position and relatively detailed description that Muller has left us in the second paper from Leander McCormick. In particular, Muller has a 9.5-mag star following the nebula by 30 seconds. His full description is "Mag." = 15.5, "Size" = 0.6 arcmin, "Form" = iR, "Condensation" = sbM, and "Notes" = *9.5, f 30[seconds]. For SEGC, I chose a faint galaxy preceding an 11th magnitude star by about 30 seconds (the star is at 09 38 06.4, -10 11 40 for J2000). The star would have appeared brighter in the big Leander McCormick refractor, so the magnitude difference is not very bothersome. Also the RA of the galaxy is about 2 arcmin west of Muller's estimate, a common offset in these two Leander McCormick lists. There is also a star superposed just southeast of the nucleus; this would have made the object somewhat more noticeable during visual sweeping. While all this suggests that I've picked up the correct galaxy, I do have to put colons on the identification. We would need a sketch to be sure.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2952 18" (4/14/12): very faint, very small, round, 15" diameter. Just visible continuously with averted at 283x. Located 40' NW of mag 6.3 HD 83650.