NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:39:16.9
Declination: -19:6:4
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 14.2

Historic Information

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


Summary description: vF, vS, R, * 9.5 sf 4'
Sub-type: Sb

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2956 18" (2/23/06): extremely faint, very small, round, 15" diameter. Forms the western vertex of an equilateral triangle with sides of length 3' with a mag 10 star to the ENE and a mag 11 star to the SE. I couldn't hold this galaxy steadily using averted vision. The DSS reveals faint extensions to the SW and NE that were not visible.