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NGC 7013 (16,550 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7013

NGC 7013, LEDA 66003, MCG+05-49-001, UGC 11670, II 203, h 2102, GC 4632

RA: 21h 03m 33.64s
Dec: +29° 53′ 49.7″

Con: Cygnus
Ch: MSA:1169, U2:121, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sa

Mag: B=12.9, V=?

Size: 4.466′ x 1.412′
PA: 157°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-203

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, iE, bM."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,VDIF,SMBM,RI*FLD.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

UGC: pa157.

AGK3: br * = BD+29 4291: mp10.6, M2(iii).

POSS: * 1'.8 NW is red; NW tip of gx is W of *.

L&deV: * V=9.86/1.81.

15cm - br & obvious @ 50x. lies 2' SSE of m9.5 * not on U2000 (well maybe

10.0). main body is oval 1'.5x1' in p165. rises to nrly circ 15" core

and f *ar nuc that seems off-center to E side. averted vis @ 140x shows

thin extns to 3' length reaching about as far as m10 * N (gx tip is W

of *). BS, 13Jul1988, Anderson Mesa.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

(no date)

Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

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

Galaxy oval streak of light in a NNW to SSE direction. Quite outstanding although faint at first and about 4.5x1.5 in size. Faint field stars to the E and W and a star of 12Magntiude on its NNW tip.

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