NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
(This is a very very beta version)
Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 14:12:23.5
Visual Magnitude: 12.6
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1834
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: vF, S, R, bM, * sf
18" (5/29/05): fairly faint, fairly small, elongated ~2:1 ~N-S, 0.8'x0.4'. Contains a very small, bright core with faint extensions. A mag 11 is just off the NE end and interferes with viewing. Located 11' NW of mag 5.1 50 Hydrae.
18" (6/18/04): faint, small, slightly elongated 4:3 ~N-S. The view is severely hampered by a mag 10.5 star that is very close to the NE edge of the galaxy (42" from center)! Overall the galaxy has a fairly even surface brightness except for a very faint, nearly stellar nucleus with direct vision. Located 10.5' NW of mag 5.1 50 Hydrae which is just outside the 19' field of the 10mm Pentax XW.