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Type: galaxy, SB:c
Mag: B=11.54, V=?
Size: 7.244′ x 3.162′
This 11.5 mag barred spiral galaxy was discovered by J. Lunt with the 18-inch refractor of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, during a search for Brorsen's Comet in 1900.
Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
de Vaucouleurs, G. (1975) Nearby groups of galaxies. In: Kuiper, G. (ed) Stars and Stellar Systems. Volume 9: Galaxies and the Universe. Chapter 14, p557.
Includes NGC 7079 and NGC 7213 groups. Foreground: NGC 7090, IC 5152, IC 5201. Background: NGC 6970.
Brightest members: NGC 7213 ( B(0) = 11.57), NGC 7205 ( B(0) = 11.70), NGC 7049 ( B(0) = 12.04), NGC 7083 ( B(0) = 12.14), NGC 7144 ( B(0) = 12.15).
G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the Pavo-Indus Cloud includes the NGC 7079 and NGC 7213 Groups. Foreground members are NGC 7090, IC 5152 & IC 5201. NGC 6970 is a background member. The five brightest members of the Pavo-Indus Cloud are NGC 7213, NGC 7205, NGC 7049, NGC 7083 & NGC 7144.
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1978 (12.9v)
15cm - lg mod br gx of loscfbr @ 80x, which is best for viewing. 5'x2'.5 in pa30 w/wk broad concen. sfc has many *ings sup. sm wkly brtr oval core. boundary diffuse: difficult to estimate size. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.
16-inch f/10 SCT (EP: 2-inch 40mm SW 102x 26' fov, 2-inch 32mm SW 127x 32' fov, 2-inch 14mm UW 290x 17' fov, 2-inch 8.8mm UW 462x 11' fov)
Lies to the west of Pi-2 Gruis, situated just outside the 32 arcminute field of view (31.7arc min.). Appears as a faint glow.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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