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NGC 7302

NGC 7302, IC 5228, LEDA 69094, MCG-02-57-013, IV 31, h 2165, GC 4802

RA: 22h 32m 23.8s
Dec: −14° 07′ 16.2″

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

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 1.862′ x 1.148′
PA: 97°

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

NGC 7302 = IC 5228. See IC 5204 for the details.

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H IV-031

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, S, stellar, with pL chevelure."

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This 13.1 magnitude elliptical galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "faint, pretty small, round, very suddenly brighter in the middle to a sudden nucleus."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

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

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 15 (1915)

F, pS, mE 100deg approx., BN.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, round, somewhat brighter middle at 135X. Both NGC 7300 and NGC 7302 can fit in a medium power eyepiece."

Brian Skiff

POSS: S0- or E in pa97. SAO165152 (mv9.0, K5) 2'.9 S.

15cm - fairly f, vsm, and hisfcbr @ 80x 3' NNW of m9 *. sl elong ENE-WSW, 1'x0'.75. elong partic noticeable in core, which almost seems double, w/*ing at E end. mod sharp concen to *ar nuc. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - 180x: vstrongly condensed nuc. poss elong pa100. irreg indentations into edges. 0'.75 diam. BS, Roof.

30cm - 238x: losfcbr w/*ar core. 1'.2 diam elong in indef pa60. broad core. 4' N of m12.5 *. CBL, Roof.

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