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RA: 22h 25m 41.3s
Dec: −31° 12′ 1″
Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1403, U2:384, SA:23
Type: galaxies (interacting), S0+S0
Mag: B=14, V=?
Size: 1.445′ x 0.933′
NGC 7268 is correctly identified by ESO-LV, which means that the NGC RA is about 1 min off. The galaxy is double. Also see the SGC.
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, S, R; the preceding of two." On a second occassion he called it "pF, S, lE." His third observation was recorded as "vF, irreg R or lE, 40 or 50 arcseconds." The final observation was recorded as "F, R, glbM." The other object is NGC 7277.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 16.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads STEL.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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