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NGC 7250 (17,158 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7250

NGC 7250, LEDA 68535, MCG+07-45-024, Mrk 907, UGC 11980, III 864, GC 4778

RA: 22h 18m 17.95s
Dec: +40° 33′ 44.7″

Con: Lacerta
Ch: MSA:1123, U2:87, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, I

Mag: B=13.1, V=?

Size: 1.737′ x 0.794′
PA: 157°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-864

Discovered in 1790 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, S, mE 75 degrees np-sf, bM."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads IRR,EL,BM,*CLOSE S.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

POSS: gx elong in pa162. m11.5 * 54" in pa155. * NW: 20" in pa329. * N: 69"

due N, m~15 (not L&deV *).

15cm - mod f spindle w/m11 * at SE tip. 1'.8x0'.3 points right through *, which

it seems to reach. m14.5-15 * a sim distance almost N. mod even concen to

velong core. interesting grp of five *s (three close) to NW, pair W. BS,

14Sep1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - pretty f, ID uncer. lies NW of m11.5 *. elong in pa135, prob has m14.8 *

on NW tip. lentic w/o cen bulge. some indef mottling in central two-

thirds. vis @ 190x. BS, 30Aug1981, Anderson Mesa.

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