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NGC 85

NGC 85, NGC 85A, LEDA 1375, MCG+04-02-007, GC 5095

RA: 00h 21m 25.53s
Dec: +22° 30′ 42.4″

Con: Andromeda
Ch: MSA:173, U2:126, SA:4

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)

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Type: galaxy (in cluster)

Mag: B=15.7, V=?

Size: 0.676′ x 0.616′
PA: 152°

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

NGC 85. I admit to caving in to the inevitable on this one. There is no problem with the NGC identification -- Copeland's offsets from NGC 83 are accurate, and just as accurately pin down the galaxy he measured. Similarly, Javelle's offsets from SAO 073902 are good and pin down IC 1546.

The "A" and "B" suffixes for NGC 85 come from MCG, and confuse the simplicity of the history. I was tempted to ignore the suffixes altogether, but they have already been copied into the literature. So, I have to note that "N85B" is the same as IC 1546.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM,ALMSTEL.

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