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RA: 21h 49m 18.65s
Dec: −60° 36′ 29.3″
Ch: MSA:1502, U2:438, SA:26
Type: galaxy (in pair), Sa
Mag: B=13.1, V=12.36
Size: 2.57′ x 1.174′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, pL, lE, gbM, 40 arcseconds long, 35 arcseconds broad, the following of two." The other object is NGC 7125.
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 28'' aperture = 13.26, and through a 56'' aperture = 12.83.
"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 13.0 mag galaxy.
15cm - Nrn of pair w/-25, both sim-br @ 80x, but -26 smlr. 140x: 40" diam,
circ w/mod even concen. no sharp nuc. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
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