NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:43:16.7
Declination: -9:44:46
Constellation: SEX
Visual Magnitude: 12.8

Historic Information

Discoverer: Swift L.
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 16.0


Summary description: eF, S, R, III 528 n 10'
Sub-type: Sbc

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2978 17.5" (4/15/93): fairly faint, fairly small, round, even surface brightness. Situated among a group of 10 mag 13-14 stars and just west of a line connecting a mag 12.5 star 1.2' SSE and a mag 13 star 1.4' NE which have a separation of 2.1' N-S. Forms a pair with NGC 2980 8' N.