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Type: galaxy, Sa
Mag: B=15.3, V=?
Size: 0.66′ x 0.389′
NGC 7455. Is this perhaps Encke's Comet of 1885? Swift claims that he found the nebula while searching for the comet. There is nothing near his place, and the galaxy usually taken as N7455 does not have a "pS * nr p" as Swift notes. As Howe first noted, the star is 10th magnitude and 6 arcmin northeast of the galaxy. Also, Swift's brief description (eF, cE) might fit a comet quite well.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,HISB,DIF EXT TO N.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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