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NGC 7596

NGC 7596, IC 1477, LEDA 70932, MCG-01-59-011

RA: 23h 17m 11.9s
Dec: −06° 54′ 41″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1305, U2:304, SA:17

Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=15.2, V=14.2

Size: 1′ x 0.5′
PA: 34°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7596 = IC 1477. Here is another case where the Leander McCormick RA is well off the real RA. In this case, we have Leavenworth's sketch showing the galaxy and four stars around it in a distinctive pattern to positively identify the galaxy. His description also fits well, though the position angle of the major axis is closer to 25 degrees than to zero.

Javelle picked up the galaxy just a few years after Leavenworth discovered it. The IC position, correctly copied from Javelle's list and refered as usual to a BD star, is good. Presumeably his micrometric offsets and a modern position for the star would yield an even better position, but I've not reduced them. The identity is obvious, and we have better modern positions in any case.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,USB,DKLN.

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