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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:44:15.9
Visual Magnitude: 10.8
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: pB, pS, iR, mbM
NGC 2986. WH saw a companion, ESO 566-G004, to this object. See that in the
"notngc" files for more.
17.5" (2/28/87): bright, small, round, bright core, faint halo. A mag 14 star is 2.0' WSW. Forms a pair with ESO 566-004 2.3' WSW (just preceding the mag 14 star). The companion appeared very faint, small, diffuse.