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What does LSB stand for?

LSB stands for Low Surface Brightness (galaxies)

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Moreover, Hubble's relatively small mirror can't readily detect objects of low surface brightness, including some of the host galaxies.
It has a quoted visual magnitude of 5, but with a size on the sky of approximately 2x1[degrees] this translates into an extremely low surface brightness, making the nebula difficult to see in a large telescope and often easier to see in small binoculars (a similar phenomenon occurs with the galaxy M33).