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NGC 1297

NGC 1297, ESO 547-30, LEDA 12373, MCG-03-09-017, SGC 031658-1916.9

RA: 03h 19m 14.22s
Dec: −19° 06′ 0″

Con: Eridanus
Ch: MSA:333, U2:311, SA:18

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0a

Mag: B=13.49, V=?

Size: 1.995′ x 1.698′
PA: 3°

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM.

Sandage & Tammann (1975)

Sandage, A. & Tammann, G. A. (1975) Steps toward the Hubble constant. V - The Hubble constant from nearby galaxies and the regularity of the local velocity field. ApJ, 196, 313-328. [1975ApJ...196..313S]

Sandage and Tammann includes this galaxy in the Eridanus Group. Members include NGC 1187, NGC 1201, NGC 1232, NGC 1255, NGC 1297, NGC 1300, NGC 1302, NGC 1325, NGC 1325A, NGC 1331, NGC 1332, NGC 1353, NGC 1359, NGC 1371, NGC 1385, NGC 1395, NGC 1398, NGC 1407, NGC 1415, NGC 1426, NGC 1439 & IC 1953.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, round and brighter in the middle at 100X. Averted vision helps on this galaxy."

Walter Scott Houston

Houston notes that this small companion to NGC 1300 may be seen in a 10-inch. Measuring 1' in diameter it is of 13th magnitude. Houston has seen it in an 8-inch scope.

Steve Gottlieb

03 19.2 -19 06

17.5: moderately bright, large faint halo, 2' diameter, broadly

concentrated halo, small bright nucleus. A mag 13.5 star is at the N edge

1' NNE of center.

Brian Skiff

POSS: 20' NNW of N1300. core pa41, ~N-S overall. m12 * 55" NNE, m13 *

1'.5 W.

15cm - nope.

25cm - vsm, 0'.3 diam, brtr center. quite f. * on N side.

30cm - seen @ 149x. 1' S of m14 *. losfcbr, mod concen. 1' halo, 30" core.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2010 11 5 3:6:51

Observing site: Fall Star Party

Telescope: C-11

[3h 19m 12s, -19 6' 0"] Faint, small, round. Near a star of similar (13mv) brightness. B: E2.

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