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Type: galaxy (in pair)
Mag: B=14, V=?
Size: 1.513′ x 0.602′
Synonyms: H II-451
Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "Two. Both F, S, lE in different directions, easily resolvable, 2' or 3' from each other." The two objects are NGC 7443 & NGC 7444.
F, pS, vmE 0deg, spindle with bright nucleus.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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