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NGC 7090 (ESO 188-12, IRAS 21329-5446 and PGC 67045) is a magnitude +10.5 barred spiral galaxy located 30 million light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud in the constellation Indus.

The galaxy was discovered  by the British astronomer John Frederick William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflecting telescope at Feldhausen, Claremont, Cape Town on the 4th October 1834.

Astronomer John Herschel first observed the galaxy NGC 7090 on 4 October 1834.
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Right Ascension 21h 36m 28.865s, 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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