NGC 1710
DSS image of NGC 1710
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 1710, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 1710
IC 2108, MCG-03-13-037, PGC 16396

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  12.7
Size  0.92' x 0.699' @ 20°
Right Ascension  4h 57' 17.1"  (2000)
Declination  15° 17' 20" S
Constellation  Lepus
Description  vF, vS, R, bMN, *13 inv
Classification  E-SO
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 2108 = NGC 1710. Bigourdan measured an object near NGC 1710 which he thought was a nova. This appeared as the 261st of his new nebulae, so received an IC number. Later, before preparing his big table for publication, he received the list of micrometrically-measured nebulae from Leander McCormick Observatory. There, he found that his nova is identical to NGC 1710.

He also measured a faint star nearby which he labels simply "Nova" in his big table. However, he appends a note saying, "This nebula was at first taken to be NGC 1710; the measures later published by L. McCormick [sic] show that NGC 1710 = 261 Big."
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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NGC 1710