(IAAC) Re: Obj: NGC7232, NGC7233, IC5171, IC5181, NGC7232a (ESO289-003), NGC7232b (ESO289-009) - Inst: 30" f/5 dob

At 6:15 PM -0400 5/31/01, Lew Gramer writes:
> Observer: Lew Gramer
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 23/24 Sep 2000, 00:00 Local
> Location of site: NM Skies Inn, Mayhill NM USA (Lat 33N, Elev 2222m)
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 7.7 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 30" f/5 dob
> Magnification: 110x, 175x, 425x, 550x
> Filter(s): None.
> Object(s): NGC7232, NGC7233, IC5171, IC5181, NGC7232a (ESO289-003),
>NGC7232b (ESO289-009)
> Category: Group of galaxies. External galaxy.
> ...
> I cannot help but wonder whether this extraordinary Southerly gathering
> of galactic smudges is cataloged as a true galaxy group or cluster? But
> at least a cursory search of online databases turned up no designations!
> In any case, I'll take the liberty of dubbing them "Flamingo's Kids". :)
Yes, the group is catalogued in A.M. Garcia's list of nearby groups 1993
A&AS, 100, 47.  The official designation is LGG 455 (local galaxy group), and
Garcia included 4 members -- IC 5181, N7232, N7232B and N7233.  The entire
catalogue can be downloaded from ADC at
Steve Gottlieb
Steve Gottlieb
Adventures in Deep Space                    NGC/IC Project
http://redshift.home.pipeline.com/          http://www.ngcic.org/
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