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NGC 7059

NGC 7059, ESO 145-5, LEDA 66784, SGC 212335-6013.9, h 3862, GC 4658

RA: 21h 27m 21.4s
Dec: −60° 00′ 50″

Con: Pavo
Ch: MSA:1503, U2:437, SA:26

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=12.92, V=12.3

Size: 3.388′ x 1.584′
PA: 98°

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 "B, lE, gpmbM, 90 arcseconds long, 40 arcseconds broad."

Published comments

Reynolds, J.H. (1921)

Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone 40° to 90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.

Table, p601. 4x2, pa 120

de Vaucouleurs, G. (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).

West, R.M. (1977)

Spectroscopic observations of galaxies from the ESO/Uppsala list. First catalogue. Astron. Astrophys. Suppl., 27, 73-88.

West (1977, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 27, 73-88) writes: "This galaxy, which is listed in the 'Reference Catalogue', shows several crossing, knotty arms on the ESO(B) and the Las Campanas IIIa-J plate. The knots may be traced to 1.5' from the centre. A somewhat diffuse spectrum .. gives a velocity of 1500 kms-1. This corresponds to an overall diameter of 21 kpc"

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f @ 80x N of m11 *. 140x: circ or oval elong E-W, 1'.25 diam with

mod broad concen. mottled w/a few *ings. string of three m13 *s extends

W from gx. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.

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