NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:46:49.9
Declination: +22:0:48
Constellation: LEO
Visual Magnitude: 12.6

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1827
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: F, vS, bM, sp of 2
Sub-type: S0

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2991 17.5" (4/15/93): fairly faint, small, slightly elongated 4:3 NW-SE, even concentration to a small bright core. A mag 12.5 star is 1.1' SSE. Forms a contact pair with NGC 2988 (discovered by Rosse) just off the west edge. NGC 2994 lies 7.5' NE.