NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:42:54.1
Visual Magnitude: 11.3
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: B, vL, lE, vgbM, sp of 3
24" (2/22/14): at 260x appeared bright, fairly large, oval 5:3 E-W, 1.8'x1.1'. Sharply concentrated with a very bright, very small nucleus. Slightly brighter through the major axis like a bar. Outside the nucleus the surface brightness is irregular, with a slight dip in brightness just north and south of the nucleus [dust or dust lanes]. A brighter arm extends E-W along the south side of the halo and a weak arm runs parallel along the north side. Brightest in a linear trio (KTG 25) with NGC 2968 6' NE and NGC 2970 11' NE.
13.1" (2/23/85): fairly bright, fairly large, elongated 4:3 E-W, brighter core. Brightest in a group with NGC 2968 5.8' NE and NGC 2970 11' NE.