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Type: galaxy, E...
Mag: B=12.55, V=11.54
Size: 2.238′ x 1.819′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, R, gmbM, 20 arcseconds, has a star 12m 1' following." On a second occassion he called it "pB, R, pslbM, 20 arcseconds, position of a star 14m from nebula = 101.7 degrees." His third observation was recorded as "pB, R, 25 arcseconds, among small stars." The final record reads: "vB, S, R, smbM, 15 arcseconds, among many stars."
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 12.5 mag galaxy.
SGC: * 0'.65 ESE.
15cm - mod f & sm @ 80x w/sharp cen. 140x: m13.5 * on E side, halo reaches
2/3 way to *, or 40" diam. strong even concen (or mod-sharp) to consp
*ar nuc. BS, 10Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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