IC 2130
DSS image of IC 2130
Overlaid DSS image of IC 2130, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 2130
IC 2129, MCG-04-14-002, ESO 487-19, PGC 17402

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  13.1
Size  1.82' x 0.87' @ 103°
Right Ascension  5h 31' 50"  (2000)
Declination  23° 8' 40" S
Constellation  Lepus
Classification  Sb:
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 2129 = IC 2130. This is one of Swift's late (December 1897) discoveries from Lowe Observatory on Echo Mountain, and is identical to IC 2130, found 14 months earlier, also by Swift, also from Lowe. Swift's position for IC 2129, as suggested by Andris Lauberts in the ESO/Uppsala list, is about 30 seconds of time, and 5 arcmin off. Swift's note, "7m * near sf" is correct. For the IC, Dreyer changed this note to read "* 7 ssf". I suspect that he had some correspondence with Swift (see, for example, IC 2131 where the IC position is different from those published by Swift).

In SGC, I suggest that the RA of IC 2129 is about a minute of time off leading to a much fainter galaxy, MCG -04-14-001. However, that has a prominent double star nearby to the northeast which Swift surely would have noted. Since he did not, I am pretty confident about the identity with IC 2130.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 2130
Nearby objects for IC 2130
4 objects found within 120'
IC 2138 Messier 79
NGC 1979

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IC 2130