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NGC 7307

NGC 7307, AGC 35501, ESO 345-26, LEDA 69161, MCG-07-46-003, SGC 223057-4111.5, h 3947, GC 4806

RA: 22h 33m 52.6s
Dec: −40° 56′ 0″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1446, U2:414, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=12.84, V=?

Size: 3.548′ x 0.87′
PA: 9°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, pL, pmE, about pos of 75 degrees with parallel, 2.5' long."

Published comments

Reynolds, J.H. (1921)

Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone 40° to 90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.

Table p 601: 4x1, pa 90; "F"

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 38 (1935)

F, 4'x0.5', vmE 10deg, strucutreless, probably a spiral, seen edgwise, glbM.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - fairly f @ 80x due to vlosfcbr. 140x: 2'.5x0'.5 in pa0 w/wk broad

concen. length about sep of m12.5 * SW and m12 * farther SE. BS,

13Nov1993, LCO.

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