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NGC 7214 (17,069 of 18,816)


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NGC 7214

NGC 7214, AM 2206-280, ESO 467-12, HCG 91a, LEDA 68152, MCG-05-52-034, MCG-05-52-036, SGC 220617-2803.3, VV 700, h 3926, GC 4758

RA: 22h 09m 7.6s
Dec: −27° 48′ 35″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1404, U2:347, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (Seyfert 1)

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 3.235′ x 2.454′
PA: ?

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 "A vS cluster or reolvable nebula; irregularly round, lbM, 2' diameter, has 2 or 3 stars larger than the rest."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 21 (1920)

F, 1.5' x 1',. spiral with two arms, lE 90deg approx., vB stell. N with F star f. 15''. Central portion is oval, E 10deg.

Hinks, A.R. (1911)

Hinks, A. R. (1911) On the galactic distribution of gaseous nebulae and of star clusters. MNRAS, 71(8), 693-701.

List 6: "NGC numbers of clusters classed as globular, not in Bailey's catalogue"

Bailey, S.I. A catalogue of bright clusters and nebulae. Ann.Harv.Coll.Obs., 60(8), 199.

Knox Shaw, H. (1915)

Knox Shaw, H. (1915) Note on the nebulae and star clusters shown on the Franklin-Adams plates. M.N.R.A.S., 76(2), 105-107.

Comments on papers by Harding (MNRAS, 74(8)), and Melotte (MemRAS 60(5)) describing objects foundon the Franklin-Adams plates; compares with plates taken with the Reynolds reflector (Helwan Obs Bull. 9-15):

Amongst the objects classed as globular clusters in the NGC, and not identified by Mr Melotte, NGC 7214 is an open spiral.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,BM,DKLNS ARM S,PD COM CLOSE N.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p1.6, Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p17.3.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, in "SACNEWS On-line for October 1996" notes: NGC 7214 is pretty faint, pretty large, irregularly round and has several stars superimposed at 165X. The nucleus was very bright but never stellar, see if you agree at 22 hr 09.1 min and -27 49.

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty large, irregularly round and has several stars superimposed at 165X. The nucleus was very bright but never stellar."

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f @ 80x w/two m13 *s nr. 140x: oval 1'x0'.6 in pa10. mod broad

concen but thin brtr bar along maj axis, and wk sub*ar nuc. m13 * S is

at edge of halo, * SW off halo. no evidence of companion gx. BS,

15Nov1993, LCO.

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