William Herschel discovered NGC 7185 = H III-693 = h2144 on 11 Sep 1787 (sweep 754) and noted "eF, vS. 360x confirmed it, but may consist of but a few stars." His position is 33 tsec east and 2' north of ESO 601-006 = PGC 67890 and falls much closer to NGC 7185. JH found this galaxy again on 23 Sep 1830 along with nearby NGC 7180 , and noted "vF; pL; irr R; vglbM; the second of two." JH accidentally assigned H III-693 to h2140 = NGC 7180 in the Slough catalogue, although Wolfgang notes his sweep records show the correct identification.
400/500mm - 17.5" (10/12/85): fairly faint, elongated ~N-S, bright core, stellar nucleus, surrounded by faint extensions. Located within the NGC 7184 group. Appears slightly fainter than NGC 7180 10' WSW.
Notes by Steve Gottlieb