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NGC 7154

NGC 7154, AGC 34852, ESO 404-8, LEDA 67641, MCG-06-48-005, SGC 215223-3503.1, h 3900, GC 4716

RA: 21h 55m 21.2s
Dec: −34° 48′ 51″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1426, U2:383, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in cluster), SB:c:

Mag: B=12.85, V=12.35

Size: 2.187′ x 1.659′
PA: 102°

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 "B, pL, glbM, more nebulae hereabouts." On a second occassion he called it "B, pL, irreg R, glbM, resolvable, 1'."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 9 (1912)

pS< pS, two small nebulous patches with indications of further extensions.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 22 (1921)

pF, 1'x0.5', irr.shape. Appears to be two small spirals very close together. See HPB9.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,DIFHALO, KN OR COM F END.

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Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, irregularly round and somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X."

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f @ 80x w/sev m14-15 *s on N side. 140x: 1' diam w/strong broad

concen. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.

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