7181 7179
Aqr
GX
☀12.6mag
Ø 90'' / 42''

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John Herschel discovered NGC 7180 = h2140 on 23 Sep 1830 and recorded "vF; S; R; lbM; the first of 2 [with NGC 7185 ]." His position is just 1' too far west. Due to a mix-up, WH is credited (H III-693) with the discovery in the Slough Catalogue, GC and NGC, but H III-693 applies to NGC 7185 . See notes on that number.

400/500mm - 17.5" (10/12/85): fairly faint, very small, small bulging bright core, surrounded by oval halo. Located 16' NNW of NGC 7184 in a group. NGC 7185 lies 10' NE.

Notes by Steve Gottlieb