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NGC 7046 (16,640 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7046

NGC 7046, LEDA 66407, MCG+00-54-009, UGC 11708, III 858, h 2109, GC 4650

RA: 21h 14m 56.19s
Dec: +02° 50′ 5.6″

Con: Equuleus
Ch: MSA:1287, U2:255, SA:16


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, SB

Mag: B=14.2, V=?

Size: 1.584′ x 1.122′
PA: 115°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-858

Discovered in 1790 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, pL, iR, vlbM, requires great attention to be seen."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,VPD,DIF,LBM.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

POSS: core pa 0, halo pa115. brtst of rel nr cluster. pair SE in pa70. vf

gx 45' SSW.

UGC: pa115:.

15cm - never.

25cm - quite f, nr limit of detection. found @ 180x. little brtr to cen, less

than 1' diam. dbl * seen 3' SE.

- vis @ 95x. 190x: losfcbr, elong N-S, 0'.6x0'.3. no cen brtning. SE is

wide m13.5 pair aligned E-W; closer on S and SE are fntr *s, one close on

SE is m14, as w/N7015. essentially an arc of four *s up to S tip. BS,

6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

30cm - pretty f, difficult @ lox. 238x shows sm obj, 50" diam w/uneven brtness.

* 6' SE has f object 1' SE of it, poss * or comp gx.

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