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NGC 7130

NGC 7130, IC 5135, ESO 403-32, LEDA 67387, MCG-06-47-015, SGC 214520-3511.1, VVD 58SE, h 3890, GC 4703

RA: 21h 48m 19.48s
Dec: −34° 57′ 9.2″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1427, U2:383, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=13, V=12.48

Size: 1.479′ x 1.258′
PA: 105°

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

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...

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 "pB, R, glbM, 20 arcseconds."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads PEC,STELNUC,SEV FIL.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

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."

Brian Skiff

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.

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