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NGC 7114

NGC 7114, Nova Cyg 1876, EM* CDS 1266

RA: 21h 41m 43.84s
Dec: +42° 50′ 28.3″

Con: Cygnus
Ch: MSA:1124, U2:86, SA:9

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: nova

Mag: B=?, V=3

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7114 = Nova Cygni 1876 = Q Cyg. Dreyer included this in the NGC because -- as he mentions in the Notes -- "Mr. Lohse assets that it is surrounded by nebulosity." There is no nebulosity around the star on the POSS1, but given the presence of expanding shells around other novae, it is possible that Lohse could have seen one around this nova, too. However, I would have expected that it would not completely disperse in the 75 years from the time of its outburst to the time the POSS plates were taken.

Today, the star is at 16th magnitude. Within the errors of measurement, its position is unchanged from its discovery position.

Historical observations

Burnham, S.W. (1894)

Publ.Lick.Obs. Volume 2. "Observations of Nebulae with the 36-inch Refractor of the Lick Observatory", p 168.

This is the well-known Nova Cygni. In looking up this star I have relied entirely upon the admirable catalogue and accompanying map of the surroundingstars by Copeland and Lohse ... At times the new star did not seem to have a perfectly stellar appearance under moderatly high powers, but rather to resemble an exceedingly minute nebula. This appearance, however, may not be real. The star is too faint to alow one to decide a question of this kind with any certainty. ..."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF S.

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