NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:44:15.9
Declination: -21:16:41
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 10.8

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: pB, pS, iR, mbM
Sub-type: E2

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 2986. WH saw a companion, ESO 566-G004, to this object. See that in the "notngc" files for more.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2986 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.