NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:43:30.9
Visual Magnitude: 9.9
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: cB, L, gbM, * inv, 2 st f
17.5" (1/19/91): fairly bright, large, about 4'x3' extended ~E-W. Unusual appearance as two bright stars are involved on the east side. Sharply concentrated with a faint outer halo and a well-defined much brighter core. A mag 10.5 star is on the east side 52" from the center and a mag 10 star is at the east edge of the halo 1.6' from the center. Also a mag 13.5 star is superimposed about 30" SSE of the core.
8" (3/28/81): faint, large, low surface brightness. Two mag 10 stars are at the east edge.