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NGC 7240 (17,129 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7240

NGC 7240, LEDA 68415, MCG+06-48-024, GC 6033

RA: 22h 15m 22.5s
Dec: +37° 16′ 52″

Con: Lacerta
Ch: MSA:1143, U2:122, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in pair), S

Mag: B=15, V=?

Size: 0.524′ x 0.524′
PA: ?

Historical observations

Barnard, E.E. (1907)

"Groups of small nebula", Astron.Nach. 4136., vol. 173.

"On Dec. 5 1888 I swept up a field of very small nebulae with the 12-inch of the Lick Obervatory. The enclosed drawing (sketch B) is from the sketch carefully made at the time.

Sketch of this and surrounding objects.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM,DIFHALO,RI*FLD.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

POSS: circ E-type w/m14.5 * on SE edge. I1441 elong in pa37 in brtr part,

vf halo in pa~25. anon gx W is spindle elong in pa65. fld sketch on


RC2: N7240/I1441 1'.2 apart.

15cm - can't find. BS, 1Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - much smlr than -42. diffuse, hazy. BS, 30Aug1981, Anderson Mesa.

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