NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 4:51:21.1
Declination: -33:56:21
Constellation: CAE
Visual Magnitude: 13.9

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1836
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: vF, S, R, vglbM
Sub-type: SBab

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 1687 17.5": very faint, fairly small, elongated 3:2 SW-NE, 0.6'x0.4'. Very small brighter core at moments but the overall surface brightness is low and the object required concentration for a steady view. Based on the apparent size, I probably viewed the brighter central region and missed the outer spiral extensions. Located 7' NE of mag 8.9 SAO 195348 and 19' NW of mag 6.7 HD 31142.