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NGC 191 (397 of 18,816)


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NGC 191

NGC 191, Arp 127, LEDA 2331, MCG-02-02-077, II 479, h 38, GC 95

RA: 00h 38m 59.3s
Dec: −09° 00′ 9.2″

Con: Cetus
Ch: MSA:317, U2:261, SA:10


(reference key)

Type: galaxies (interacting)

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 1.412′ x 1.174′
PA: ?

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms:H II-479

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, mE in the meridian, 2' long."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 22 (1921)

! F, 1.3'x1', E 160deg, very compact spiral with pB alm.stell.N. 0.5' s.f. which is a star apparently surr. by a dark hole some 25'' diameter.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 38 (1935)

F, 1.5'x1', lE 160deg, spiral with a pF almost stellar nucleus, 30'' s.f. is a bright star surrounded by a dark hole; see HOB22.

Arp (1966)

Listed as No. 127 in Arp's "Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies" (Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol. 14, 1966.) He remarks "sharp absorption lanes over north side of perturbing galaxy."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRRR,DIFHALO ELTO FO ATT TO SLEL STEL OBJ S.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Very faint, Small, round, not brighter in middle. This object is pB for pretty bright in NGC desciption. That may be so in Lord Rosse's 72", but in the 13" it is not much."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2011 1 4 18:46:52

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[0h 39m 0s, -9 0' 0"] The verriest smudge. Invisible in the 30mm, only glimpsed in the 12.5. The companion IC galaxy was invisible.

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