H I 139, h 1202, GC 2878, MCG +01-32-022, UGC 7420, PGC 40001, SDSS J122154.92+042825.6
Apr 17, 2010 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%
Big! Bright, a bright round disk surrounding a bright stellar core, some detail visible in the halo as darker areas, but no clear spiral structure, flanked by two dim galaxies, NGC4303A is 10' northeast, NGC4292 is 12' northwest
Mar 22, 2003 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet
Very nice face-on spiral galaxy, large, reasonably bright, almost stellar and distinct core with a spread of arms surrounding, cannot completely resolve the arms, but some brighter clumps clearly outline sections
Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885 Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
Faint; bright centre, E. of Rosse, spiral.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
May 11, 1779
Nebula, very faint & difficult to perceive. M. Messier mistook this nebula for the Comet of 1779, on the 5th, 6th & 11th of May; on the 11th he recognized that this was not the Comet, but a nebula which was located on its path & in the same point of the sky."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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