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NGC 7169

NGC 7169, ESO 237-28, LEDA 67913, SGC 215938-4756.3, h 3906, GC 4727

RA: 22h 02m 48.7s
Dec: −47° 41′ 52″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1467, U2:414, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 1.047′ x 0.537′
PA: 78°

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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 "eF, S, R, difficult to distinguish from a star 15m, has a star 8m dist 4' N.p. nearly in parallel, and another 11m, 1' N.f."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

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Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x, 346x)

The galaxy NGC 7169 displays a very small faint round little haze with a small bright point of light in the middle. Barely seen. Yellow star seen 3' towards NW.

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