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NGC 7119

NGC 7119, NGC 7119A, ESO 288-2, LEDA 67322, h 3885, GC 4694

RA: 21h 46m 15.96s
Dec: −46° 30′ 56.9″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1468, U2:413, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)

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Type: galaxy

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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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 "not vF, S, R, gbM, 20 arcseconds."

Published comments

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).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.

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Magda Streicher

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16-inch f/10 SCT (EP: 2-inch 40mm SW 102x 26' fov, 2-inch 32mm SW 127x 32' fov, 2-inch 14mm UW 290x 17' fov, 2-inch 8.8mm UW 462x 11' fov)

Extremely faint. Fairly round and misty in appearance with two 13.8 magnitude stars situated directly west. Field stars appear to form a triangle round the galaxies A and B.

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