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Type: galaxy, E/S0
Mag: B=12.85, V=11.86
Size: 1.949′ x 1.38′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, S, R, pslbM, 15 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, S, R, psbM, 20 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, R, psbM, 20 arcseconds."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "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).
Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the NGC 7196 Group. Members include NGC 7168, NGC 7196 & NGC 7200.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p7.14.
15cm - fairly f & sm @ 80x. 140x: 20" diam w/mod sharp concen to f *ar nuc.
m15 * off SE side, diam = sep to *. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
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