NGC 7015  (UGC 11674) Galaxy in Equuleus

Located at: RA 21 hours 05 minutes 37 seconds, Dec +11 degrees 24 minutes 51 seconds

Size: 1.5' x 1.5' Magnitude: 13.3 Blue Class: Sbc

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 670 minutes (67 x 10 minute subs), 10/15/17/18/2017; seeing 2.6-6.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1
Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: I wanted to image some 'southern' galaxies, but we are in that part of the year where we get off-shore (Santa Ana) winds, with poor seeing. I tried to tame the star images, but with many of the subs over 4.5 arc seconds (average seeing), the detail in this small galaxy is not what it could be ...

From the NGC / IC Project:

NGC 7015 = UGC 11674 = MCG +02-53-012 = CGCG 425-040 = LGG 442-004 = PGC 66076

21 05 37.4 +11 24 51

V = 12.5;  Size 1.9'x1.6';  Surf Br = 13.6;  PA = 165d

13.1" (6/29/84): faint, fairly small, slightly elongated N-S, diffuse, weak concentration.  A mag 15 star is at the south edge 40" from the center.

8" (7/24/82): very faint, small, slightly elongated N-S.

Édouard Stephan discovered NGC 7015 = St IX-26 = Sw II-87 on 29 Sep 1878.  His micrometric position is very accurate.  Lewis Swift independently rediscovered this galaxy on 11 Sep 1885 and logged "pF, pS, R, lbM." His position is 3.5' too far north.