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NGC 7250 (= PGC 68535)
Discovered (Nov 8, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sdm) in Lacerta (RA 22 18 17.7, Dec +40 33 47)

Based on a recessional velocity of 1165 km/sec, NGC 7250 is about 55 million light years away, in reasonable agreement with a redshift-independent distance measurement of 45 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 1.7 by 0.8 arcmins, the galaxy is about 25 thousand light years across. It is listed as a starburst galaxy. In the closeup below, NGC 7250 is the galaxy at the center. The group of three bright blue knots above center is listed as a quarter arcmin wide galaxy (PGC 214816) in LEDA, but I can't find any other reference to such a galaxy, and the knots look more like a part of NGC 7250 than anything else. So although I have noted the position of the supposed galaxy in the image, no other entry will be posted for that "galaxy" unless and until some proof of its existence comes to light. NGC 7250 is listed as a member of a pair in NED, but without any indication of where the other member might be, so that will also have to wait for a later iteration of this page.

SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 7250
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7250 and above it, the purported PGC 214816
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 7250

NGC 7251 (= PGC 68604)
Discovered (Sep 6, 1793) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Aquarius (RA 22 20 27.2, Dec -15 46 23)

1.9 by 1.7 arcmin


NGC 7252 (= PGC 68612 = Arp 226), "Atoms For Peace Galaxy"
Discovered (Oct 26, 1785) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude peculiar galaxy (type (R)SA0^0?(r) pec) in Aquarius (RA 22 20 44.8, Dec -24 40 42)

NGC 7252 is a pair of colliding galaxies well on the way to becoming a single galaxy, which displays a complex structure of stellar filaments surrounding the central core, and flung far into intergalactic space. Based on a recessional velocity of 4790 km/sec, NGC 7252 is about 225 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 2.1 by 1.7 arcmin, the main structure is about 135 thousand light years across, and its outer filaments, which cover nearly the entire width of the 9 arcmin wide image below, stretch across more than half a million light years. NGC 7252 contains over 500 very bright, unusually blue globular clusters, whose hot young stars have Main Sequence lifetimes between 50 and 500 million years. The globular clusters in most galaxies are 12 to 13 billion years old, and contain only relatively faint, cool Main Sequence stars (such as the Sun, and still fainter, cooler stars). The young globulars in NGC 7252 must be a by-product of the collision which is turning two spiral galaxies into a larger elliptical. The idea that large elliptical galaxies form from such collisions has been around for a while, but such galaxies have far more globular clusters than would be expected from the combination of the smaller galaxies which formed them. NGC 7252 shows that this anomaly can be explained by the formation of new globulars during the collision.

ESO image of peculiar galaxy NGC 7252, also known as Arp 226
Above, a 9 arcmin wide "closeup" of NGC 7252 (click here for a much larger image)
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy (Image Credits above and below: ESO)
ESO image of region near peculiar galaxy NGC 7252, also known as Arp 226

NGC 7253 (= PGC 68572 + PGC 68573 = Arp 278)
Discovered (Sep 9, 1863) by
Albert Marth (471)
A pair of spiral galaxies in Pegasus
PGC 68572 = A 13th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SABc) at RA 22 19 27.3, Dec +29 23 49
PGC 68573 = A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) at RA 22 19 30.0, Dec +29 23 16

NGC 7253 is a pair of interacting spiral galaxies, which must be at the same distance from us. Based on PGC 68572's recessional velocity of 4570 km/sec and PGC 68573's recessional velocity of 4495 km/sec, that common distance should be about 210 million light years. This is in good agreement with redshift-distance estimates of 190 to 235 million light years for PGC 68572, but far greater than redshift-independent estimates of only 120 to 185 million light years for PGC 68573. If the two galaxies were not interacting, the redshift-independent distance estimates for PGC 68573 might be considered as reliable as the recessional-velocity distance; but since they are interacting, the redshift-independent values must be wrong. Using a common distance of 210 million light years, PGC 68572's apparent size of 1.7 by 0.5 arcmin corresponds to a physical size of just over 100 thousand light years, while PGC 68573's apparent size of 1.6 by 0.5 arcmin corresponds to just under 100 thousand light years.

SDSS image of NGC 7253, a pair of interacting spiral galaxies also known as Arp 278
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7253, with labels for the individual components
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the pair
SDSS image of region near NGC 7253, a pair of interacting spiral galaxies also known as Arp 278

NGC 7254 (=
NGC 7256 = PGC 68686)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 7256)
Discovered (1886) by Frank Muller (II-467) (and later listed as NGC 7254)
A 13th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Aquarius (RA 22 22 36.0, Dec -21 44 05)
The second IC notes "7254 = 7256, NPD is 112 26.5, Howe", so the identity of the two listings has been known for more than a century.

NGC 7255 (= PGC 68721)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (I-249)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Aquarius (RA 22 23 08.0, Dec -15 32 28)
1.3 by 0.4 arcmin

NGC 7256 (=
NGC 7254 = PGC 68686)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1864) by Albert Marth (472) (and later listed as NGC 7256)
Discovered (1886) by Frank Muller (and later listed as NGC 7254)
A 13th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Aquarius (RA 22 22 36.0, Dec -21 44 05)

The second IC notes "7254 = 7256, NPD is 112 26.5, Howe", so the identity of the two listings has been known for more than a century. Apparent size 1.3 by 0.6 arcmin


NGC 7257 (=
NGC 7260 = PGC 68691)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1864) by Albert Marth (473) (and later listed as NGC 7257)
Discovered (Sep 22, 1876) by Édouard Stephan (and later listed as NGC 7260)
A 13th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBbc) in Aquarius (RA 22 22 36.5, Dec -04 07 15)
1.9 by 1.4 arcmin

NGC 7258 (= PGC 68710)
Discovered (Jul 30, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 22 58.1, Dec -28 20 43)
1.4 by 0.6 arcmin

NGC 7259 (= PGC 68718)
Discovered (Sep 28, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 23 05.6, Dec -28 57 16)
1.1 by 0.9 arcmin

NGC 7260 (=
NGC 7257 = PGC 68691)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 7257)
Discovered (Sep 22, 1876) by Édouard Stephan (8a-13) (and later listed as NGC 7260)
A 13th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBbc) in Aquarius (RA 22 22 36.5, Dec -04 07 15)

NGC 7261 (= OCL 237)
Discovered (Oct 5, 1829) by
John Herschel
An 8th-magnitude open cluster (type III1p) in Cepheus (RA 22 20 10.0, Dec +58 06 36)
About 6 arcmin across

NGC 7262 (= PGC 68737)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 23 28.4, Dec -32 21 53)
0.8 by 0.7 arcmin

NGC 7263 (= PGC 68642)
Discovered (Sep 9, 1863) by
Albert Marth (474)
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Lacerta (RA 22 21 45.2, Dec +36 20 59)

Based on a recessional velocity of 6205 km/sec, NGC 7263 is about 290 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 0.7 by 0.5 arcmin, it is about 60 thousand light years across. The galaxy appears to be accompanied by a 15th-magnitude compact galaxy 0.4 by 0.4 arcmin in size (at RA 22 21 46.0, Dec +36 21 09), but whether the two are in any way connected appears to be unknown.

DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 7263 and its possible compact companion
Above, a 2.4 arcmin closeup of NGC 7263 and its possible companion
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is part of NGC 7264
DSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 7263

NGC 7264 (= PGC 68658)
Discovered (Sep 17, 1863) by
Albert Marth (475)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Lacerta (RA 22 22 13.5, Dec +36 23 13)

2.2 by 0.3 arcmin

DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 7264
Above, a 2.4 arcmin closeup of NGC 7264
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is NGC 7263
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 7264

NGC 7265 (= PGC 68668)
Discovered (Sep 20, 1876) by
Édouard Stephan (8a-14)
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) in Lacerta (RA 22 22 27.5, Dec +36 12 37)
2.4 by 1.9 arcmin

NGC 7266 (= PGC 68758)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1864) by
Albert Marth (476)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Aquarius (RA 22 23 59.0, Dec -04 04 23)
The second IC lists a corrected position (per Bigourdan) of RA 22 16 42, NPD 94 47. Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin

NGC 7267 (= PGC 68780)
Discovered (Sep 23, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (SBa) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 24 21.5, Dec -33 41 36)
1.6 by 1.4 arcmin

NGC 7268 (= PGC 68847 + PGC 68848 (= PGC 68839))
Discovered (Sep 28, 1834) by
John Herschel
A pair of galaxies in Piscis Austrinus
PGC 68847 = A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0 pec?) at RA 22 25 40.6, Dec -31 12 04
PGC 68848 = A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3 pec?) at RA 22 25 42.2, Dec -31 12 01

Based on a recessional velocity for PGC 68847 of 8495 km/sec, and for PGC 68848 of 8805 km/sec, and their apparent closeness, it appears that the two galaxies are at about the same 400 million light year distance. Given that and an apparent size of 0.9 by 0.4 arcmin, PGC 68847 is a little over 100 thousand light years across, while its smaller companion, at 0.15 by 0.1 arcmin apparent size, spans less than 20 thousand light years.

DSS image of galaxy pair NGC 7268
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7268, showing PGC designations for the individual galaxies
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the pair
DSS image of region near galaxy pair NGC 7268

NGC 7269 (= PGC 68841)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (I-250)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Aquarius (RA 22 25 46.8, Dec -13 10 01)
The second IC lists a corrected position (per Howe) of RA 22 18 19, NPD 103 52.6. Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin

NGC 7270 (= PGC 68748)
Discovered (Sep 9, 1863) by
Albert Marth (477)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Pegasus (RA 22 23 47.5, Dec +32 24 11)
0.9 by 0.6 arcmin
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 7270
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7270
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is NGC 7271
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 7270

NGC 7271 (= PGC 68753)
Discovered (Sep 9, 1863) by
Albert Marth (478)
A 16th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Pegasus (RA 22 23 57.5, Dec +32 22 03)
0.7 by 0.3 arcmin
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 7271
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7271
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown are NGC 7270 and 7275
SDSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 7271

NGC 7272 (= PGC 68786)
Discovered (Aug 7, 1864) by
Albert Marth (479)
A 14th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBa) in Pegasus (RA 22 24 31.6, Dec +16 35 19)
0.9 by 0.8 arcmin

NGC 7273 (= PGC 68768)
Discovered (Sep 20, 1876) by
Édouard Stephan (8a-15)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Lacerta (RA 22 24 09.1, Dec +36 12 01)
0.8 by 0.5 arcmin

NGC 7274 = PGC 68770)
Discovered (Sep 20, 1876) by
Édouard Stephan (8a-16)
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0) in Lacerta (RA 22 24 11.0, Dec +36 07 35)
1.5 by 1.5 arcmin

NGC 7275 (= PGC 68774)
Discovered (Sep 9, 1863) by
Albert Marth (480)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Pegasus (RA 22 24 17.3, Dec +32 26 49)
0.9 by 0.2 arcmin
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 7275
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 7275
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown are NGC 7271 and (part of) 7270
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 7275

NGC 7276 (= PGC 68773)
Discovered (Sep 20, 1876) by
Édouard Stephan (8a-17)
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0) in Lacerta (RA 22 24 14.3, Dec +36 05 17)
0.9 by 0.9 arcmin

NGC 7277 (= PGC 68861)
Discovered (Sep 27, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (Sb) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 26 10.9, Dec -31 08 45)
1.5 by 0.6 arcmin

NGC 7278 (= PGC 68940)
Discovered (Aug 11, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (SBc) in Tucana (RA 22 28 22.6, Dec -60 10 10)
0.8 by 0.5 arcmin

NGC 7279 (= PGC 68896)
Discovered (Sep 23, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (SBc) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 27 12.6, Dec -35 08 24)
1.2 by 0.8 arcmin

NGC 7280 (= PGC 68870)
Discovered (Oct 15, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a) in Pegasus (RA 22 26 27.6, Dec +16 08 54)
2.1 by 1.5 arcmin

NGC 7281 (= OCL 238)
Discovered (Oct 5, 1829) by
John Herschel
An open cluster (type IV2p) in Cepheus (RA 22 24 55.7, Dec +57 50 25)
About 12 arcmin across

NGC 7282 (= PGC 68843)
Discovered (Oct 2, 1878) by
Édouard Stephan (9-29)
A 14th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Lacerta (RA 22 25 53.9, Dec +40 18 56)
2.5 by 1.0 arcmin

NGC 7283 (= PGC 68946)
Discovered (Aug 7, 1864) by
Albert Marth (481)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Pegasus (RA 22 28 32.7, Dec +17 28 15)
0.9 by 0.4 arcmin

NGC 7284 (= PGC 68950, and with
NGC 7285 = Arp 93)
Discovered (Oct 26, 1785) by William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0^0(s) pec) in Aquarius (RA 22 28 35.8, Dec -24 50 40)

A member of an interacting pair, with NGC 7285, which see. Per Dreyer, NGC 7284 (= John Herschel's GC 4792, 1860 RA 22 20 51, NPD 115 34.3) is "considerably faint, considerably small, a little extended, mottled but not resolved, double star involved". The second Index Catalog adds "Delete 'double star involved'. This and 4285 are two nebulous stars of magnitudes 12.5 and 13, position angle 60°, distance about 40 arcsec, per Howe" (4285 apparently being a typographical error for NGC 7285). Dreyer's NGC note and IC correction make it clear that Herschel observed the interacting pair of galaxies now called NGC 7284 and 7285 as a binuclear nebula, supposing the nuclei to be two stars. There is no indication of which listing corresponds to which galaxy, but since the NGC is arranged in order of right ascension, NGC 7284 must refer to the western member of the pair, and NGC 7285 to the eastern member. As a result, this entry discusses the physical nature of only the western galaxy. Based on a recessional velocity of 4680 km/sec, NGC 7284 is about 220 million light years away. However, it must be the same distance as its companion, whose radial velocity corresponds to only 200 million light years; so I have adopted an average distance of 210 million light years for the pair. Given that and its apparent size of 1.9 by 1.4 arcmin, NGC 7284 is about 115 thousand light years across. Of course, as a member of an interacting pair of galaxies, the galaxy is grossly disturbed by the encounter, and extended streams of gas and stars are visible for some distance from its central structure.

DSS image of interacting galaxies NGC 7284 and 7285, also known as Arp 93
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of Arp 93, with labels for NGC 7284 and 7285
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the pair (processed to show off the long southeastern "tail")
DSS image of region near interacting galaxies NGC 7284 and 7285, also known as Arp 93

NGC 7285 (= PGC 68953, and with
NGC 7284 = Arp 93)
Discovered (Oct 26, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7284 and 7285)
Discovered (October, 1862) by William Lassell (and later listed as NGC 7285)
A 12th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SB(rs)a pec) in Aquarius (RA 22 28 37.8, Dec -24 50 26)

A member of an interacting pair, with NGC 7284, which see for historical and physical discussions. Per Dreyer, NGC 7285 (= Lassell, 1860 RA 22 20 51 ±, NPD 115 34 ±) is a "nebulous star 1 arcmin distant from h 3943", h 3943 being NGC 7284. The position Dreyer listed is essentially the same as for NGC 7284 and precesses to the same position, an arcmin south of the pair of galaxies now known as NGC 7284 and 7285. As indicated by the ± signs in the 1860 position for NGC 7285, which member of the pair should receive which listing, and who should receive credit for discovering one or the other might be a matter of some debate in more obscure circumstances. But the question is not which galaxy did Herschel or Lassell see. They both saw both galaxies. The difference is that Herschel saw what he thought a single nebula involved with two stars, while Lassell realized that the "two stars" were two nebulae. And the question of which galaxy is NGC 7284 or 7285 is easy to answer, since the NGC is arranged in order of right ascension: NGC 7284 must be the western galaxy, and 7285 the eastern. As a result, this entry discusses the physical nature of only the eastern galaxy (for images, see NGC 7284). Based on a recessional velocity of 4325 km/sec, NGC 7285 is about 200 million light years away. However, it must be the same distance as its companion, whose radial velocity corresponds to 220 million light years; so I have adopted an average distance of 210 million light years for the pair. Given that and its apparent size of 2.45 by 1.5 arcmin, NGC 7285 is about 150 thousand light years across. Of course, as a member of an interacting pair of galaxies, the galaxy is grossly disturbed by the encounter, and extended streams of gas and stars are visible for some distance from its central structure.


NGC 7286 (= PGC 68922)
Discovered (Sep 15, 1828) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Pegasus (RA 22 27 50.5, Dec +29 05 48)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Bigourdan) of 22 21 21. Apparent size 1.6 by 0.7 arcmin

NGC 7287
Recorded (1886) by
Frank Muller (II-468)
A pair of stars in Aquarius (RA 22 28 32.0, Dec -22 08 00)

The second IC adds "Howe says that the RA is about 2 minutes too great, and that the object is only a faint double star, distance (separation) 6 arcsec. But he must have found a different object, as Burnham (Lick Obs., ii., p. 180), without noticing any great error in RA, gives position angle 60 degrees, distance 20 arcsec, and states that the preceding (western) one is undoubtedly a nebula, while the following (eastern) one may be a star".


"NGC 7287A" (= PGC 68960)
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0) in
Aquarius (RA 22 28 48.9, Dec -22 12 08)
0.3 by 0.2 arcmin

NGC 7288 (= PGC 68933)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1864) by
Albert Marth (482)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a) in Aquarius (RA 22 28 14.9, Dec -02 53 05)
2.3 by 1.5 arcmin

NGC 7289 (= PGC 68980)
Discovered (Sep 25, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 29 20.1, Dec -35 28 19)
1.3 by 1.0 arcmin

NGC 7290 (= PGC 68942)
Discovered (Aug 7, 1864) by
Albert Marth (483)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc) in Pegasus (RA 22 28 26.5, Dec +17 08 52)
1.6 by 1.0 arcmin

NGC 7291 (= PGC 68944)
Discovered (Oct 1, 1866) by
Truman Safford (56)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0) in Pegasus (RA 22 28 29.4, Dec +16 47 01)
1.8 by 1.7 arcmin

NGC 7292 (= PGC 68941)
Discovered (Sep 6, 1872) by
Édouard Stephan (4-12)
A 13th-magnitude irregular galaxy (type IBm) in Pegasus (RA 22 28 25.7, Dec +30 17 35)
2.1 by 1.6 arcmin

NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Discovered (September, 1823) by
Karl Ludwig Harding (4)
A 7th-magnitude planetary nebula in Aquarius (RA 22 29 38.4, Dec -20 50 11)

At less than 500 light years' distance, the Helix Nebula has the largest apparent size of any planetary nebula, its brighter central region covering nearly 20 arcmin, and its faint outer halo extending another 5 arcmin to the northeast. Because of its size, its light is spread out (and correspondingly faint), and it went unnoticed by both Herschels; but with modern telescopes and CCD cameras it is easy to detect, and is considered one of the finest objects for amateur observers.

DSS image of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Above, a 30 arcmin wide image of the Helix Nebula shows its faint outer structure
Below, a 17 arcmin wide closeup of the nebula (Image Credits: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF )
NOAO image of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Below, a HST view of the entire nebula
(Image Credits: NASA, NOAO, ESA, the Hubble Helix Nebula Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO))
HST image of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Below, the central portion of the image above highlights comet-like radial structures
HST closeup of central portion of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Below, an infrared image of the nebula (Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/K. Su (Univ. of Arizona)/Spitzer)
Spitzer Space Telescope infrared image of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula
Below, a composite of visual and infrared images of the Helix Nebula
(Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/J. Hora (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University))
Composite of HST visual image and Spitzer Space Telescope infrared image of planetary nebula NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula

NGC 7294 (=
IC 5225 = PGC 69088)
Discovered (1886) by Francis Leavenworth (I-251) (and later listed as NGC 7294)
Discovered (Oct 6, 1897) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as IC 5225)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0) in Piscis Austrinus (RA 22 32 07.8, Dec -25 23 53)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 22 24 22. Apparent size 2.0 by 1.2 arcmin

NGC 7295 (=
NGC 7296 = OCL 228)
Discovered (Oct 14, 1787) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7296)
Discovered (Nov 8, 1831) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7295)
An open cluster in Lacerta (RA 22 28 02.0, Dec +52 17 18)

NGC 7296 (=
NGC 7295 = OCL 228)
Discovered (Oct 14, 1787) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7296)
Discovered (Nov 8, 1831) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 7295)
An open cluster in Lacerta (RA 22 28 02.0, Dec +52 17 18)
About 4 arcmin wide

NGC 7297 (= PGC 69046)
Discovered (Nov 1, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc) in Grus (RA 22 31 10.2, Dec -37 49 37)
0.9 by 0.6 arcmin

NGC 7298 (= PGC 69033)
Discovered (Aug 7, 1864) by
Albert Marth (484)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Aquarius (RA 22 30 50.6, Dec -14 11 19)
1.3 by 1.1 arcmin

NGC 7299 (= PGC 69060)
Discovered (Nov 1, 1834) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBc) in Grus (RA 22 31 33.0, Dec -37 48 35)

0.7 by 0.7 arcmin

DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 7299
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide image of NGC 7299
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is NGC 7297
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 7299
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