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Type: galaxy (in pair), Sc
Mag: B=12.89, V=12.37
Size: 2.57′ x 1.778′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, pL, R, 1', the preceding of two." The other object is NGC 7126.
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 85; "BN"
Green, M. R. & Dixon, K. L. (1978) "Photoelectric photometry of bright southern galaxies", Vol 98, August, p 167-169. They find the V magnitude through a 40'' aperture = 13.88.
"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 and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.
15cm - Srn of pair w/-26, mod f & diffuse @ 80x. 140x: circ, 1'.5 diam w/wk
broad concen. m15 * nr N edge, other vf *s nr. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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