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NGC 7604

NGC 7604, MCG+01-59-033, LEDA 70974, GC 6179

RA: 23h 17m 51.9s
Dec: +07° 25′ 49″

Con: Pisces
Ch: MSA:1257, U2:214, SA:17

Ref: NGC/IC

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=15.5, V=14.5

Size: 0.3′ x 0.2′
PA: 90°

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

NGC 7604 and NGC 7605 = NGC 7583 were found by Marth late in 1864. There is nothing in his places that he could have seen with Laselle's 48-inch telescope, but just one minute of time preceding is a pair matching his descriptions and relative positions. It happens that he had found the brighter of the pair earlier in the same year. Thus, that object has two entries in his list, and two NGC numbers.

Unfortunately, CGCG put the number 7583 on the fainter of the galaxies, though it does in fact belong to the brighter.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,E,BM.

Modern observations

Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb notes: "17.5-inch: very faint, round, 15" diameter, appears to brighten slightly at the center. Can just hold steadily with averted vision. Forms a pair with N7583 = N7605 3.0' S."

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