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NGC 2221 (4,159 of 18,816)


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NGC 2221

NGC 2221, AM 0619-573, ESO 121-24, LEDA 18833, SGC 061926-5733.2, h 3044, GC 1405

RA: 06h 20m 15s
Dec: −57° 34′ 38″

Con: Pictor
Ch: MSA:469, U2:422, SA:24


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Type: galaxies (interacting), Sa

Mag: B=14.3, V=?

Size: 2.089′ x 0.575′
PA: 0°

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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 "vF, lE, vgbM, the preceding of two." The other object is NGC 2222.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.

Bergwall et.al. (1978)

Bergwall et.al. (1978(Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 33, 243-255) gives this galaxy's B-magnitude in the Johnson system as 14.3.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

1 Jan 2008

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.

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