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NGC 7072

NGC 7072, Aguero 69, ESO 287-31, LEDA 66874, MCG-07-44-018, SGC 212725-4322.4, h 3867, GC 4667

RA: 21h 30m 37.06s
Dec: −43° 09′ 8.3″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1449, U2:413, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=13.41, V=12.81

Size: 0.831′ x 0.676′
PA: 90°

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 "vF, just seen." On a second occassion he called it "F, S, R, vglbM, 30 arcseconds, the following of two." The second object is NGC 7070.

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 38 (1935)

F, R, with a F cond. near s.p. side, f. of 2.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,DIF,LBM,STELNUC.

Aguero (1971)

Aguero (1971, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, Vol 83) includes this galaxy in his list of "Interesting Southern Galaxies." He estimates the photographic magnitude at 12.5, and gives the size as 0.5' x 0.4'.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

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); List II, p 68-73. Another small (0.7 x 0.5) is 3.6' s p."

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