IC 148
DSS image of IC 148
Overlaid DSS image of IC 148, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 148
MCG+02-05-011, UGC 1195, PGC 6292, SDSS J014226.99+135837.1

Type  Galaxy
Size  3.4' x 1.1' @ 50°
Right Ascension  1h 42' 27.0"  (2000)
Declination  13° 58' 37" N
Constellation  Pisces
Classification  Sm/Im
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

Swift found this nearby galaxy on 30 September 1890. He says of it, "eeeF, pS, v diff; np of [NGC] 660." His listed declination is identical to that of NGC 660, and there is nothing in that place. However, just 20 arcminutes north is a low-surface-brightness galaxy with the same redshift as NGC 660 matching Swift's description. In particular, it is "np of 660" rather than being "on the parallel" as Swift might have described it had it been straight west as his position implies. As far as I have seen, the correction first appeared in Dorothy Carlson's 1940 collection of corrections to the NGC and ICs. There is no doubt that this is Swift's object.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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IC 148