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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 13:46:23.4
Visual Magnitude: 11.8
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1787
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: cB, L, pmE 142°, gbM
17.5" (6/2/00): very nice edge-one situated just 2' SW of a mag 9 star (SAO 44745). The galaxy is elongated 6:1 NW-SE, ~5'x0.8'. At the NW edge is a mag 12 star and the extension appears longer is this direction. The brighter core bulges in the center and the surface brighter is irregular or mottled in different spots.
17.5" (6/7/97): fairly bright, large edge-on NW-SE, ~4.0'x0.8'. Located 1.9' SW of mag 8.9 SAO 44745. A mag 12 star is superimposed on the NNW extension (2.4' NW of center). Large, brighter core is weakly concentrated. Forms a pair with NGC 5296 1.6' SW.
8" (5/21/82): faint, moderately large, thin spindle NW-SE. Located 2' SW of a mag 9 star.