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NGC 7090 (ESO 188-12,IRAS 21329-5446 andPGC 67045) is a magnitude +10.5 barred spiral galaxylocated30millionlight-years awayin the Small Magellanic Cloud in the constellationIndus.

Thegalaxywasdiscoveredby the British astronomer John Frederick William Herschelusing a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculumreflecting telescope at Feldhausen, Claremont, Cape Townon the4th October 1834.

Astronomer John Herschel first observed the galaxy NGC 7090 on 4 October 1834.
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Right Ascension21h36m28.865s, Declination -54 33' 18'"



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Hubble Sees NGC 7090 - An actively star-forming galaxy

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This image portrays a beautiful view of the galaxy NGC 7090, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth, meaning we cannot easily see the spiral arms, which are full of young, hot stars.
However, a side-on view shows the galaxy's disc and the bulging central core, where typically a large group of cool old stars are packed in a compact, spheroidal region. In addition, there are two interesting features present in the image that are worth mentioning.

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