Apr 18, 1999 Organ Pipe National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT
Core bright, otherwise nondescript
Apr 15, 1779
Very faint nebula discovered in Virgo, almost on the same parallel as epsilon, 3rd mag. The slightest light for illuminating the micrometer wires makes it disappear. M. Messier reported it on the chart of the Comet of 1779, which is located in the volume of the Academy for the same year."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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