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Type: galaxies (interacting), Sa
Mag: B=14.3, V=?
Size: 2.089′ x 0.575′
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Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, lE, vgbM, the preceding of two." The other object is NGC 2222.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.
Bergwall et.al. (1978(Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 33, 243-255) gives this galaxy's B-magnitude in the Johnson system as 14.3.
NGC: 2222&1 - PICTOR
RA: 06h09m56s - DEC: -62o25'41"
Magnitude: 13.9 – Size: 13.9'x2.0.5'
Tel: 12" S/C –76x - 218x - 346x – Date: 1 Jan 2008 – Site: Alldays - good
Add: The southern bigger and brightest galaxy of the two is in a SN direction. Three 12 magnitude stars string out from the galaxy south end to the east. The small northern galaxy is slightly fainter but both the two quite easy seen although rank relatively faint. The smaller galaxy is slightly tilted in a NW-SE direction. On the west between the two galaxies a lovely bright double star compile a triangle with the two galaxies.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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