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RA: 00h 08m 1.74s
Dec: +33° 04′ 13.3″
Ch: MSA:128, U2:89, SA:4
Type: galaxy, E...
Mag: B=13.8, V=?
Size: 0.851′ x 0.512′
NGC 7836. Curiously, this is the only one of Swift's five discoveries on 20 September 1885 (suffering large offsets from the true positions; see NGC 6 for more details) to be correctly identified by most of the modern catalogues. Yet, Swift's notes about the nearby stars for this galaxy are the most ambiguous of the batch. He merely says "between 2 stars." There is a line of fairly bright stars about 2 arcmin following, but none of the fainter stars preceding the galaxy seem to be a match for the description.
Nevertheless, the systematic position offset (+1 min 10 sec and +8 arcmin 8 arcsec) for the nebulae found that night is so closely shared by NGC 7836 (+1 min 14 sec and +8 arcmin 10 arcsec) that its identity is not in doubt.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,BM,ALMSTEL.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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