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NGC 2205

NGC 2205, AM 0610-623, ESO 86-63, LEDA 18551, SGC 061008-6231.6, h 3034, GC 1392

RA: 06h 10m 33.3s
Dec: −62° 32′ 21″

Con: Pictor
Ch: MSA:470, U2:445, SA:24


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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 1.348′ x 1′
PA: 80°

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Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, bM, 20 arcseconds."

Published comments

Lindsay, E.M. (1964)

Lindsay, E.M. (1964) "Some NGC objects in the Large Magellanic Cloud", IAJ, 6, 286-289. "Probably the galaxy 3/4m West."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

1 Jan 2008

NGC: 2205 - PICTOR


RA: 06h10m32s - DEC: -62o32'

Magnitude: 13.7 Size: 1.4'x0.94'

Tel: 12" S/C 76x - 218x - 346x Date: 1 Jan 2008 Site: Alldays - good

Very small galaxy like a very faint round drop of light. On the east edge of this faint mist a 14.9 magnitude star barely visible. The star and nucleus of the galaxy displays two out of focus faint stars. A curly string of four stars swing out from the eastern side around south. Around 10' to the west four brighter stars quite outstanding.

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