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NGC 7007

NGC 7007, ESO 187-48, LEDA 66069, SGC 210153-5245.1, h 3850, GC 4626

RA: 21h 05m 27.97s
Dec: −52° 33′ 4.3″

Con: Indus
Ch: MSA:1488, U2:437, SA:26

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=12.99, V=12.04

Size: 2.187′ x 1.258′
PA: 2°

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 "pB, vS, R, pslbM, 12 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, S, R, psmbM, 15 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, S, R, psbM, 15 arcseconds, among stars."

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

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).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f, vsm @ 80x. 140x: 20" diam, circ w/mod sharp concen to tiny core

and f *ar nuc. lies in crude circlet of f *s mostly SE of gx. BS,

10Nov1993, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

(no date)

16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)

This galaxy displayed a soft round haziness with bright somewhat outstanding nucleus. It could be slightly elongated in a N-S direction. The star field south is busy.

2006 June 24

Alldays

12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)

Conditions: Good

Amongst a very busy faint star field this soft haze seems slightly oval E-W. Slowely brighten to a just brighter nucleus. A half moon string of 12Magnitude stars can be seen south of the galaxy.

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