May 15, 2004 Caballo Loco Ranch, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet
Fairly large, halo elongated northeast-southwest, faint stellar core, 13.8 magnitude foreground star in north margin of halo
Oct 5, 1784 Observatory House, Slough (map)
Considerably bright. Bright resolvable [mottled, not resolved] nucleus with very faint extended branches to position angle 30deg north preceding to south following. 7 or 8' long, 4 or 5' broad.
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Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.
The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.
Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927
Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.