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NGC 7267 (17,213 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7267

NGC 7267, ESO 405-18, LEDA 68780, MCG-06-49-003, SGC 222130-3356.8, h 3938, GC 4785

RA: 22h 24m 21.64s
Dec: −33° 41′ 38.4″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1425, U2:384, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, SBa

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 1.584′ x 1.348′
PA: 6°

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 "B, lR, gbM, 50 arcseconds, has a bright triple star S.p." On a second occassion he called it "pB, R, pgbM, 40 arcseconds, a large triple star S.p."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,B TOWARDS BAR.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 2x1 in PA 90 and much brighter in the middle at 100X. There is a very nice triple star on the south side with one star light yellow and two blue companions."

Steve Coe, in "SACNEWS On-line for October 1996" notes: NGC 7267 is at 22 hr 24.3 min and -33 41. I saw it as pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 2x1 in PA 90 and much brighter in the middle at 100X. There is a very nice triple star on the south side with one star light yellow star and two blue companions.

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f gx NE of triangle inv m7 * and two fntr ones. 1'.2x0'.8 elong

ESE-WNW w/mod-strong even concen to f *ar nuc. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.

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