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NGC 7010

NGC 7010, IC 5082, MCG-02-53-024, LEDA 66039, h 2100, GC 4629

RA: 21h 04m 39s
Dec: −12° 20′ 18″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1335, U2:300, SA:16

Ref: SIMBAD, NGC/IC, NED

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Type: galaxy, E+ pec:

Mag: B=14, V=13

Size: 1.9′ x 1′
PA: 30°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7010 = IC 5082. John Herschel's declination is 10 arcmin too far south. Howe pointed this out, and his correct position was copied into the IC2 notes by Dreyer.

At about the same time, Bigourdan scanned the field looking for N7010. The object which he points to as the NGC object is a star (GSC 05779-00648). He did rediscover the galaxy, however, and measured the correct position for it on three different nights. Dreyer unfortunately failed to notice that Bigourdan's position and Howe's for N7010 are identical to within the mutual errors. So, he listed Bigourdan's object as IC 5082.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM.

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