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RA: 23h 15m 56.02s
Dec: +13° 11′ 46.2″
Ch: MSA:1233, U2:214, SA:17
Type: galaxy, SBa
Mag: B=14.5, V=?
Size: 1.737′ x 0.954′
NGC 7563. See NGC 7555.
Synonyms: H III-222
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "eF, S, R."
Dreyer notes: "A second obs of Nov 23, 1785, calls it vF, S. Suspected of variability by h."
Sir John notes that on three occasions he has described NGC 7563 as "pretty bright", whereas on three other occassions he and his father, Sir William, called it "extremely faint", "very faint" and "extremely faint." Sir John wonders: "Is this a case of variability?" Dreyer recalls that d'Arrest, Schultz and Schonfeld described it as only "pretty faint."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,DIFOVAL,SMBM&BAR DKLN N OF BAR.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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