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NGC 7300 (17,265 of 18,816)


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NGC 7300

NGC 7300, IC 5204, AGC 620087, LEDA 69040, MCG-02-57-011, h 2164, GC 4801, GC 4799

RA: 22h 30m 59.9s
Dec: −14° 00′ 13″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1331, U2:302, SA:17

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, SB

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 2.041′ x 0.954′
PA: 160°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7300 is probably also IC 5204, which see for the story.

Historical observations

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This 13.2 magnitude spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "very faint, considerably small, elongated, very gradually a little brighter to the middle."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,EL,BM,DKLNS.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 15 (1915)

pB, pL, mE 155deg, prob. spiral.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, elongated 2x1, bright nucleus at 135X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: pa163. in N-center of trap of m11.5-12.5 *s. -98 at 11'.2 in pa192.

15cm - pretty f @ 80x. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - seen only w/averted vis @ 90x. exceedingly f, amorphous. about 1'.5

diam w/o cen condens. ill-def edges. BS, Roof.

30cm - 238x: vlosfcbr. found just N of trapezoid of m13.5 *s diagonally 12'

across. 1'.5x1' in pa0.

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