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RA: 21h 58m 53.9s
Dec: +54° 50′ 0″
Ch: MSA:1087, U2:57, SA:3
Ref: NGC/IC, DAML02
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 29′ x 21′
NGC 7175 is probably part of the Milky Way. JH's position applies to "The chief * 9 m of a vL, loose clustering group which fills two fields, and is pretty rich of large stars." Checking the POSS1, I see such a grouping of a few dozen stars, roughly 30 arcmin by 20 arcmin, oriented pretty much east- west, and centered about 3 arcmin southwest of JH's 9th magnitude star.
However, about 30 arcmin south is a smaller, sparcer, but much more obvious clustering of brighter stars. Years ago, I suggested that this might be JH's object. It is much too small, though, to "fill two fields" (30 arcmin), and JH's position is very close to the bright star he mentions. So, while his object is less obvious on the POSS, it is almost certainly the one he saw.
The SAC database comments: "HURST: 10in, 8'dia, 11 stars, rather sparse"
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NOCL S.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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