NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:46:45.8
Visual Magnitude: 9.3
Year of discovery: 1781
Discovery aperture: 3.0
Summary description: vB, vL, lE, vsvmbM, r
17.5" (2/28/87): very bright, fairly large, elongated NW-SE, 5'x3.5', small bright core, stellar nucleus. Brightest in the Leo group (M96 Group) with M95 40' WSW.
13.1" (2/25/84): very bright, small bright nucleus.
8" (3/28/81): bright, fairly large, slightly elongated.