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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12.49, V=11.48
Size: 2.884′ x 1.318′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, lE, pgbM, 30 arcseconds long."
Described as "pretty bright, conciderably small, slightly elongated, growing pretty gradually brighter towards the middle."
"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).
Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.
NGC 7020 = NGC 7021
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.
by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p6.11.
This lenticular galaxy lies in Pavo, glows at magnitude 12.4 and measures 4.3' by 2.3'. In a small telescope, it appears as an oval smear of gray light set in a pretty starfield.
15cm - mod f w.br *ar cen @ 80x. 140x: sm 0'.8x0'.4 in pa165, lentic. br *ar
nuc, mod even concen. BS, 8Nov1993, LCO.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)
Very small soft little round cotton ball. It shows of a very bright nucleus although small. A 6.9 magnitude star can be seen about 7 arc minutes to the west which conected the galaxy with faint stars just like the old pocket watches conects with a short chain.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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