NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:42:7.6
Visual Magnitude: 11.1
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: F, cL, E, vgbM, * 7 p 10s
18" (4/14/12): at 280x appeared fairly bright, large, elongated E-W, ~2.8'x1.6'. Broad concentration to a round brighter core but no distinct nucleus. The halo fades out gradually (nearly face-on spiral) and there is a hint of mottling, though no clear spiral structure. Mag 8.9 HD 92622 lies 2.7' WNW of center, beyond the western edge of the galaxy. UGC 5832 = Arp 291 lies 20' SE.
17.5" (4/18/87): fairly bright, fairly large, broad concentration to an elongated brighter core with a brighter nucleus embedded, hints of internal structure. The fainter outer halo is elongated 3:2 E-W in the direction of mag 8.7 SAO 99253 which lies 2.7' W of center.