NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:41:16.4
Declination: +35:52:58
Constellation: LMI
Visual Magnitude: 12.9

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1786
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: cF, pS, iR, glbM, r
Sub-type: Sb

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2955 17.5" (4/18/98): fairly faint, elongated 5:3 NNW-SSE, broad concentration to a slightly brighter core. The core contains a slightly brighter nucleus with direct vision. A mag 15 star is at the west edge 32" from the center. Located 2.2' N of a mag 12 star. There is a faint "star" 2' N which seemed slightly nebulous in appearance, but the DSS reveals this to be a close pair of mag 15 stars.