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RA: 21h 48m 19.48s
Dec: −34° 57′ 9.2″
Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1427, U2:383, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, Sb
Mag: B=13, V=12.48
Size: 1.479′ x 1.258′
NGC 7130 = IC 5135 (which see). JH's declination is 30 arcmin off. I suspect this is a transcription error with JH's minutes of NPD supposed to read "43" instead of "13". In any event, there is no question about the identification of the galaxy that JH saw. Would that that were true of Swift's "nova" as well...
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, R, glbM, 20 arcseconds."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads PEC,STELNUC,SEV FIL.
Steve Coe, in "SACNEWS On-line for October 1996" notes: NGC 7130 is pretty bright, small, round and brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at 135X with the 13" f/5.6. It is located at 21 hr 48.3 min and -34 57 degrees.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, small, round, brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at 135X. IC 5131 in the 25' field."
15cm - mod f @ 80x. 140x: 40" diam, nrly circ w/*ar nuc that seems off-centered
to N side of geom cen. sup *? BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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