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RA: 22h 54m 18.4s
Dec: −39° 18′ 55″
Ch: MSA:1445, U2:415, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=13.5, V=?
Size: 1.479′ x 0.812′
NGC 7404 = IC 5260, which see.
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, 15 arcseconds."
"Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm); List II, p 68-73.
Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.
NGC 7404 = IC 5260
NGC 7404 = MCG –7-47-1.
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SLEL,BM,SLDIF.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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