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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:45:22.3
Visual Magnitude: 14.7
Discoverer: Parsons L.
Year of discovery: 1873
Discovery aperture: 72.0
Summary description: cF, S, lE, nf h 618
NGC 2961 is sometimes called "NGC 2959A" following its designation in Keenan's
ApJ 82, 62, 1935 paper.
17.5" (4/4/92): extremely faint, very small, round, brighter core, averted only. Forms a close pair with NGC 2959 1.5' WSW.