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NGC 7012

NGC 7012, ESO 286-51, LEDA 66116, SGC 210326-4500.9, h 3851, GC 4631

RA: 21h 06m 45.8s
Dec: −44° 48′ 50″

Con: Microscopium
Ch: MSA:1450, U2:412, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=14.1, V=?

Size: 1.949′ x 1.148′
PA: 100°

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 "a nebulous looking but doubtful object following a star 19m. My eye is too much fatigued to be able to decide on its nature."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

(no date)

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

This galaxy displays a soft oval glow E-W slightly brighten to the nucleus. Faint stars can be seen close to the SE edge with care.

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