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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=12.69, V=11.81
Size: 2.344′ x 1.445′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, R, gpmbM, 35 arcseconds."
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).
Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the NGC 7049 Indus Triplet. Members include NGC 7029, NGC 7041 & NGC 7049.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.
15cm - mod br oval @ 80x at W end of 30' string of m11 *s aligned E-W starting
S of m7 * nr 2115-4905 (2000). 140x: 1'.5x0'.6 in pa90 w/mod even concen
to br seemingly dbl *ar nuc. m15 * off SW side. BS, 13Nov1993, LCO.
16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)
Faint, small with a star like core, elongated in a NE - SW direction. This one was slightly easier. A lovely string of stars skip away from the galaxy to the east. NGC 7022 is jut 20' west.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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