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RA: 23h 25m 21.2s
Dec: −57° 47′ 20.8″
Ch: MSA:1500, U2:439, SA:26
Type: galaxies (interacting), SB
Mag: B=13, V=?
Size: 1.318′ x 1.23′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, R, gbM, 35 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, R, glbM, 40 arcseconds, the preceding of two." The other object is NGC 7652.
Spectroscopic observations of galaxies from the ESO/Uppsala list. First catalogue. Astron. Astrophys. Suppl., 27, 73-88.
West (1977, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 27, 73-88) writes: "The tightly wound, knotty spiral arms give this galaxy a very peculiar shape. The red plate shows a very small nucleus in the geometrical centre. Contrary to what would be expected from the morphology, the spectrum is of late type and shows a prominent G band as well as the H and K lines in absorption. ."
(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads 24-S,R,DIF,SB),ELNUC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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