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NGC 7309

NGC 7309, LEDA 69183, MCG-02-57-016, II 476, h 2167, GC 4807

RA: 22h 34m 20.3s
Dec: −10° 21′ 28″

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


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 1.949′ x 1.819′
PA: 120°

Historical observations

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "very faint, pretty large, round, gradually a little brighter in the middle, resolvable."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,COMPLEXCT,SEVDPCHS P ARM BRIGHT,N ARM VF.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 12/69 p385.

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 22 (1921)

! pF, 1.5'x1.5'; 3 branched spiral with sharp stell.N. The n. branch starts from a faint alm.stell. condensation just n.f. the nucleus. The branch just s. of the N. forms an oval around it, mb on the s.side. The third branch is also s. and curiously broken in the middle. See Plate VI.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty small, round with a bright middle at 135X. Averted vision makes this object grow much larger."

Brian Skiff

POSS: unusual three-arm spiral, SAB(r)cI-II. m12.5-13 * 1'.5 E.

15cm - fairly f oval vis @ 80x. 140x: 2' diam, only sl sl oval elong E-W. m14.5- 15 * 2' ENE, halo reaches halfway to *. mod broad concen w/sk patchy mottling. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - not vis. BS, Roof.

30cm - vf @ lox. hix: 1' diam, irreg outlines. vpoor concen, broad. m14 * 2'.5 E. found off S point of triangle 10' across.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

1998 August

Galaxy, Aquarius

Location: Campsite (23 16 South - 29 26 East).

Telescope: Meade 8" 18mm eyepiece, 36 arcmin f.o.v.

Date: August 1998.

Sky conditions: Not very good.

Description: Very faint soft light - hazy, about 2 arc minutes in size. Forms a triangle between two stars situated to the northwest and a [R.V.3]fainter companion to the east.

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