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RA: 23h 21m 38.73s
Dec: −62° 07′ 4.7″
Ch: MSA:1500, U2:459, SA:26
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.288′ x 0.436′
NGC 7622. Curious! My early list of RNGC errata is wrong, but I've not yet found out why (probably a typo). I correctly identified the galaxy for SGC, however, and ESO also has the right object. RC3 is therefore correct. But what led me to think it nonexistent? Curious, indeed!
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, eS, rather a doubtful object, situated among 5 small stars."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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