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NGC 7050
Discovered (Aug 19, 1828) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Cygnus (RA 21 15 13.8, Dec +36 10 15)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 7050 (= John Herschel's GC 4652, 1860 RA 21 09 33, NPD 54 23.3) is a "cluster, no description". The position precesses to RA 21 15 12.8, Dec +36 11 31, on the northwestern edge of a group of a dozen or so 12th to 15th magnitude stars scattered across a region about 5 arcmin on a side. Corwin considers that group to be Herschel's cluster, so I have used its center for the position listed above. However, as shown in the image below, there are two sparse groups with stars as bright as 11th magnitude to the west and southwest of the "chosen" group; and some references list NGC 7050 as the combination of all three groups.
DSS image of stellar group NGC 7050
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on the most likely candidate for NGC 7050

NGC 7051 (= PGC 66566)
Discovered (Jul 30, 1827) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Aquarius (RA 21 19 51.3, Dec -08 46 57)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.1? arcmin

NGC 7052 (= PGC 66537)
Discovered (Sep 10, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E5?) in Vulpecula (RA 21 18 33.0, Dec +26 26 50)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.1 by 1.1? arcmin

NGC 7053 (= PGC 66610)
Discovered (Sep 2, 1863) by
Albert Marth (438)
A 13th-magnitude galaxy (type C??) in Pegasus (RA 21 21 07.5, Dec +23 05 07)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.3? arcmin

NGC 7054
Recorded (September, 1872) by
Édouard Stephan (4-4)
A lost or nonexistent object in Cygnus (RA 21 20 43.5, Dec +39 10 18)
Historical Identification:

NGC 7055
Discovered (Sep 25, 1829) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Cepheus (RA 21 19 25.8, Dec +57 35 25)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 4? arcmin across

NGC 7056 (=
IC 1382 = PGC 66641)
Discovered (Sep 17, 1863) by Albert Marth (439) (and later listed as NGC 7056)
Discovered (Sep 29, 1866) by Truman Safford (and later listed as IC 1382)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Pegasus (RA 21 22 07.5, Dec +18 39 56)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.9? arcmin

NGC 7057 (= PGC 66708)
Discovered (Sep 2, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Microscopium (RA 21 24 58.5, Dec -42 27 37)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.0? arcmin

NGC 7058
Discovered (Sep 8, 1829) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Cygnus (RA 21 21 48.3, Dec +50 48 28)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 10 arcmin?

NGC 7059 (= PGC 66784)
Discovered (Jul 22, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Pavo (RA 21 27 21.7, Dec -60 00 53)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.3 by 1.7? arcmin

NGC 7060 (= PGC 66732)
Discovered (Sep 2, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Microscopium (RA 21 25 53.5, Dec -42 24 39)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.0 by 1.2? arcmin

NGC 7061 (= PGC 66785)
Discovered (Sep 30, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E4?) in Indus (RA 21 27 26.7, Dec -49 03 48)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.7? arcmin

NGC 7062 (= OCL 205)
Discovered (Oct 19, 1788) by
William Herschel
An 8th-magnitude open cluster (type III1p) in Cygnus (RA 21 23 27.4, Dec +46 22 43)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 5 arcmin?

NGC 7063 (= OCL 192)
Discovered (Aug 19, 1828) by
John Herschel
A 7th-magnitude open cluster (type III2p) in Cygnus (RA 21 24 22.0, Dec +36 29 12)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 9 arcmin?

NGC 7064 (= PGC 66836)
Discovered (Jul 8, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Indus (RA 21 29 03.2, Dec -52 46 02)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.8 by 0.7? arcmin

NGC 7065 (= PGC 66766)
Discovered (Aug 3, 1864) by
Albert Marth (440)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Aquarius (RA 21 26 42.2, Dec -06 59 41)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.9? arcmin

PGC 66774 (= "NGC 7065A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 7065A
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in
Aquarius (RA 21 26 57.8, Dec -07 01 16)
Physical Information: Apparent size .0 by 0.9? arcmin

NGC 7066 (= PGC 66747)
Discovered (Aug 31, 1886) by
Lewis Swift (4-80)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Pegasus (RA 21 26 13.7, Dec +14 10 59)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.9? arcmin

NGC 7067 (= OCL 208)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1788) by
William Herschel
A 10th-magnitude open cluster (type II2p) in Cygnus (RA 21 24 12.3, Dec +48 00 41)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3 arcmin?

NGC 7068 (= PGC 66765)
Discovered (Nov 7, 1863) by
Albert Marth (441)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Pegasus (RA 21 26 32.3, Dec +12 11 04)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3? arcmin

NGC 7069 (= PGC 66807)
Discovered (Oct 12, 1863) by
Albert Marth (442)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Aquarius (RA 21 28 05.8, Dec -01 38 47)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.8? arcmin

NGC 7070 (= PGC 66869)
Discovered (Sep 5, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Grus (RA 21 30 25.2, Dec -43 05 12)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.4 by 1.9? arcmin

PGC 66909 (= "NGC 7070A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 7070A
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in
Grus (RA 21 31 47.0, Dec -42 50 49)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.6? arcmin

NGC 7071
Discovered (Sep 19, 1829) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Cygnus (RA 21 26 40.0, Dec +47 55 22)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 4 arcmin?

NGC 7072 (= PGC 66874)
Discovered (Sep 5, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBcd?) in Grus (RA 21 30 37.0, Dec -43 09 09)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7? arcmin

PGC 66870 (= "NGC 7072A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 7072A
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in
Grus (RA 21 30 25.6, Dec -43 12 08)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.6? arcmin

NGC 7073 (= PGC 66847)
Discovered (Aug 25, 1864) by
Albert Marth (443)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Capricornus (RA 21 29 26.0, Dec -11 29 19)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.8? arcmin

NGC 7074 (= PGC 66850)
Discovered (Oct 16, 1863) by
Albert Marth (444)
Also observed by Rudolf Spitaler
A 14th-magnitude galaxy (type C??) in Pegasus (RA 21 29 38.8, Dec +06 40 56)
Historical Identification: The first IC lists a corrected NPD (per Spitaler) of 83 55.5.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3? arcmin

NGC 7075 (= PGC 66895)
Discovered (Sep 4, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Grus (RA 21 31 32.9, Dec -38 37 05)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.9? arcmin

NGC 7076
Discovered (Oct 15, 1794) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude planetary nebula in Cepheus (RA 21 26 24.1, Dec +62 53 30)
Historical Identification: (Note: A Wikisky search for NGC 7076 shows open cluster NGC 1900 (an incomprehensible error, but nonetheless...), so its coordinates have to be used to view the correct object.)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.9? arcmin
DSS image of region near planetary nebula NGC 7076
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on NGC 7076
Below, a 2.4 arcmin wide DSS image of the planetary nebula
DSS image of planetary nebula NGC 7076

NGC 7077 (= PGC 66860)
Discovered (Aug 11, 1863) by
Albert Marth (445)
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Aquarius (RA 21 29 59.5, Dec +02 24 53)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.7? arcmin

NGC 7078 (=
M15 = GCL 120)
Discovered (Sep 7, 1746) by Jean-Dominique Maraldi
Recorded (Jun 3, 1764?) by Charles Messier as M15
A 6th-magnitude globular cluster (type IV) in Pegasus (RA 21 29 58.3, Dec +12 10 03)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: One of the oldest globular clusters known, M15 is about 13.2 billion years old, and aside from being filled with dying stars -- orange and yellow giants -- it has undergone a core compression, in which many of its stars have gravitationally "sunk" toward its central regions, making it one of the most densely packed clusters in our galaxy. Between that and its 35 thousand light-year distance, even the Hubble Space Telescope cannot resolve all the stars in its central regions.
Misti Mountain Observatory image of globular cluster NGC 7078, also known as M15
Above, a ? arcmin wide image of NGC 7078
(Image Credit & © Jim Misti, Misti Mountain Observatory; used by permission)
Below, a 3.4 arcmin wide image of the core of the cluster (Image Credit Hubble/ESA/NASA)
HST image of the core of globular cluster NGC 7078, also known as M15
Below, a ? arcmin wide image of the central 10 light years of the cluster
(Image Credit NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
HST view of the central 10 light years of globular cluster NGC 7078, also known as M15

NGC 7079 (= PGC 66934)
Discovered (Sep 6, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Grus (RA 21 32 35.0, Dec -44 04 03)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.0 by 1.2? arcmin. Used by the de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxy Types as an example of galaxy type (RL)SB(s)0°.
DSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 7079
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on NGC 7079
Below, a 2.4 arcmin wide DSS image of the galaxy
DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 7079

NGC 7080 (= PGC 66861)
Discovered (Sep 6, 1863) by
Albert Marth (446)
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Vulpecula (RA 21 30 01.9, Dec +26 43 06)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.7? arcmin

NGC 7081 (= PGC 66891)
Discovered (Oct 10, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Aquarius (RA 21 31 24.3, Dec +02 29 28)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 1.3? arcmin

NGC 7082 (= OCL 209)
Discovered (Oct 19, 1788) by
William Herschel
A 7th-magnitude open cluster (type IV2p) in Cygnus (RA 21 29 17.0, Dec +47 07 36)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 24 arcmin?

NGC 7083 (= PGC 67023)
Discovered (Aug 28, 1826) by
James Dunlop (263)
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Indus (RA 21 35 44.6, Dec -63 54 12)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.9 by 2.3? arcmin

NGC 7084
Discovered (Oct 11, 1825) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Pegasus (RA 21 32 33.0, Dec +17 30 30)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 18 arcmin?

NGC 7085 (= PGC 66926)
Discovered (Aug 3, 1864) by
Albert Marth (447)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Pegasus (RA 21 32 25.1, Dec +06 34 54)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.7? arcmin

NGC 7086 (= OCL 214)
Discovered (Sep 21, 1788) by
William Herschel
An 8th-magnitude open cluster (type II2m) in Cygnus (RA 21 30 27.5, Dec +51 36 02)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 12 arcmin?

NGC 7087 (= PGC 66988)
Discovered (Sep 4, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab?) in Grus (RA 21 34 33.4, Dec -40 49 06)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.6? arcmin

NGC 7088, Baxendell's Nebula
Recorded (Sep 28, 1880) by
Joseph Baxendell
A nonexistent object in Aquarius (RA 21 33 22.0, Dec -00 23 00)
Historical Identification: Although "Baxendell's Nebula" was observed visually by a number of astronomers between 1880 and 1930, all efforts to photograph the nebula have been unsuccessful, leading to the nickname "Baxendell's Unphotographable Nebula". It appears that the "nebula" was an illusion caused by reflections or glare from the nearby globular cluster M2, and has no real physical existence.

NGC 7089 (=
M2 = GCL 121)
Discovered (Sep 11, 1746) by Jean-Dominique Maraldi
Recorded (Sep 11, 1760) by Charles Messier as M2
A 7th-magnitude globular cluster (type II) in Aquarius (RA 21 33 27.2, Dec -00 49 22)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 16 arcmin?
NOAO image of globular cluster NGC 7089, also known as M2
Above, a ? arcmin wide image of NGC 7089 (Image Credit D. Williams, N. A. Sharp, AURA, NOAO, NSF)
Below, a ? arcmin wide image of the cluster
(Image Credit & © Jim Misti, Misti Mountain Observatory; used by permission)
Misti Mountain Observatory image of globular cluster NGC 7089, also known as M2

NGC 7090 (= PGC 67045)
Discovered (Oct 4, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Indus (RA 21 36 27.7, Dec -54 33 18)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 7.3 by 1.2? arcmin

NGC 7091 (=
IC 5114 = PGC 66972)
Discovered (Jul 1, 1834) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7091)
Discovered (Jul 9, 1897) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as IC 5114)
A magnitude 12.6 spiral galaxy (type SB(s)dm?) in Grus (RA 21 34 07.7, Dec -36 39 14)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.1 by 1.7 arcmin?

NGC 7092 (=
M39 = OCL 211)
Discovered (or recorded) (325 B.C.E.) by Aristotle
Recorded (Oct 24, 1764) by Charles Messier as M39
A 5th-magnitude open cluster (type III2p) in Cygnus (RA 21 31 52.0, Dec +48 25 30)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 30 arcmin?
NOAO image of open cluster NGC 7092, also known as M39
Above, a ? arcmin wide image of NGC 7092 (Image Credit Heidi Schweiker, WIYN, AURA, NSF, NOAO)

NGC 7093
Discovered (Sep 19, 1829) by
John Herschel
A group of stars in Cygnus (RA 21 34 35.8, Dec +45 59 31)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 6? arcmin

NGC 7094
Discovered (Oct 10, 1884) by
Lewis Swift (2-88)
A 13th-magnitude planetary nebula in Pegasus (RA 21 36 53.0, Dec +12 47 22)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.6? arcmin
NOAO image of region near planetary nebula NGC 7094, superimposed on a DSS background
Above, a 12 arcmin wide NOAO/DSS composite image centered on NGC 7094
(Image Credit above and below: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF)
Below, a 2.4 arcmin wide NOAO image of the planetary nebula
NOAO image of planetary nebula NGC 7094

NGC 7095 (= PGC 67546)
Discovered (Sep 21, 1837) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Octans (RA 21 52 24.8, Dec -81 31 53)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 4.0 by 3.3? arcmin

NGC 7096 (=
IC 5121 = PGC 67168)
Discovered (Aug 31, 1836) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7096)
Discovered (Sep 19, 1903) by Royal Frost (and later listed as IC 5121)
A magnitude 11.9 spiral galaxy (type SA(s)a?) in Indus (RA 21 41 19.1, Dec -63 54 30)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.6? arcmin

IC 5120 (= PGC 67093 = "NGC 7096A")
Not an NGC object, but listed here since sometimes needlessly called NGC 7096A
Discovered (Sep 19, 1903) by Royal Frost (and later listed as IC 5120)
A magnitude 13.4 spiral galaxy (type SAB(s)bc pec?) in Indus (RA 21 38 48.2, Dec -64 21 01)
Although sometimes referred to as NGC 7096A, it is more properly called IC 5120, which see for anything else.

NGC 7097 (= PGC 67146)
Discovered (Sep 5, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E??) in Grus (RA 21 40 12.8, Dec -42 32 21)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.2? arcmin

PGC 67160 (= "NGC 7097A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 7097A
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in
Grus (RA 21 40 37.9, Dec -42 28 49)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.6 by 0.4? arcmin

NGC 7098 (= PGC 67266)
Discovered (Sep 22, 1835) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Octans (RA 21 44 16.0, Dec -75 06 39)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: Apparent size4.0 by 2.6? arcmin

NGC 7099 (=
M30 = GCL 122)
Discovered (Aug 3, 1764) by Charles Messier (and listed as M30)
A 7th-magnitude globular cluster (type V) in Capricornus (RA 21 40 22.0, Dec -23 10 43)
Historical Identification:
Physical Information: About 75 light years across, and 26 thousand light years away (about 12 arcmin wide)
NOAO image of globular cluster NGC 7099, also known as M30
Above, a ? arcmin wide image of NGC 7099 (Image Credit REU program, AURA, NSF, NOAO)
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