Apr 16, 1999 Organ Pipe National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT
Noticeably elongated on P.A. 120, core distinct, used NGC4459, NGC4476, NGC4477 and NGC4473 to confirm location, all positions correct
Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885 Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
94mm f/18 Tully Achromat
Long, pale; D'A., 7'x1½'; nucl. In wonderful nebulous region. h., ray 8'x1'. E. of Rosse, spiral? Marvellous region as swept with 64; identification difficult.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Mar 18, 1781
Nebula without star, in Virgo, between two small stars & one star of the sixth magnitude, which appear at the same time as the nebula in the field of the telescope. Its luminosity is one of the faintest, & resembles the one reported in Virgo, No. 58 [M58]."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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