7189 7187
Aqr
GX
☀13.2mag
Ø 96'' / 48''

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Francis Leavenworth discovered NGC 7188 = LM 1-247 on 9 Oct 1885 and reported "eF; pS; E; lbM." His rough position (nearest min of RA) is 25 seconds west and 1' south of ESO 601-011. Herbert Howe measured an accurate position in 1898-99 with the 20" refractor at Denver. I'm surprised John Herschel missed this galaxy as he observed the other three members in the NGC 7184 group.

400/500mm - 17.5" (10/12/85): very faint, small, slightly elongated, weak concentration, very diffuse. Located 10' NNE of NGC 7185 and a member of the NGC 7184 group.

Notes by Steve Gottlieb