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RA: 21h 48m 13.13s
Dec: +22° 09′ 33.9″
Ch: MSA:1189, U2:166, SA:9
Type: galaxy, S
Mag: B=13.3, V=?
Size: 1.621′ x 1.445′
Synonyms: H II-261
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, iR, less than 1' diameter."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,UHISB.
Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7137 Faint, small and round at 135X."
POSS: weird black dot. m15 * 25" WNW of center.
L&deV: sup * V=14.81/1.06
15cm - mod f patch @ 80x. 140x: modlosfcbr, circ, 1'.5 diam. mod broad concen:
no core or nuc. m15 * on W edge of brtst part, halo extends somewhat
beyond this *. BS, 1Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.
25cm - found @ 90x at the limit of detection. [you blind Skiff!] 180x: round,
1'.5 diam. occas *ar spot in center. broad brtning on sky.
30cm - not difficult @ 149x 28' E of br * on AE. round, smooth and sm @ 238x,
1' diam. smooth w/direct vis, but averted vis occas shows lumps. faint *
on NW edge. broad.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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