NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:43:8.6
Visual Magnitude: 12.3
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1786
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: pF, pS, vlE, psbM
NGC 2979 = NGC 3050, which see.
17.5" (4/15/93): moderately bright, moderately large, elongated 2:1 SSW-NNE, 1.5'x0.8', weak concentration. Located 5.5' SSW of a mag 10.5 star.