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Type: galaxy, Sbc
Mag: B=11.97, V=11.26
Size: 4.466′ x 1.819′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, S, lE, pgmbM."
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "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).
Sandage(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the IC 1459 Grus Group. Members include NGC 7410, NGC 7412, NGC 7418, NGC 7421, NGC 7424, NGC 7496, NGC 7531, NGC 7552, NGC 7582, NGC 7590, NGC 7599, IC 1459, IC 5267, IC 5269 & IC 5273.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL DSK,HISB,SLDIF.
Shobbrook (1966, Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc., Vol 131, p351-363) notes that this member of the Grus Cluster has V = 11.61, B-V = 0.76 and U-B = 0.02. It measures 4.9 by 2.6.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, somewhat elongated (1.5 X 1) in PA 0 and much brighter in the middle at 100X."
15cm - fairly br gx @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5x0'.7 in pa10 w/strong broad concen to
oval gran core and f *ar nuc. BS, 14Nov1993, LCO.
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