NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 13:37:17.9
Visual Magnitude: 14.5
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1789
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: vF, vS
18" (6/21/03): faint, very small. Initially appeared as a 12" knot, but then very faint extensions were glimpsed increasing the dimensions to 0.5'x0.2'. So, this galaxy is sharply concentrated with a very small, bright core. A mag 10.5 star is 1.7' following. HCG 66A lies 16' NE!
17.5" (5/27/00): faint, small, elongated 5:2 SSW-NNE, 0.5'x0.2', very small bright core. Located 1.7' W of a mag 10.5 star. HCG 66 lies 16' NE.