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RA: 22h 32m 23.8s
Dec: −14° 07′ 16.2″
Ch: MSA:1331, U2:302, SA:17
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=13, V=?
Size: 1.862′ x 1.148′
NGC 7302 = IC 5228. See IC 5204 for the details.
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."
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."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SLEL,BM.
F, pS, mE 100deg approx., BN.
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."
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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