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RA: 22h 35m 51.96s
Dec: +33° 56′ 41.3″
Ch: MSA:1142, U2:123, SA:9
Ref: NGC/IC, SIMBAD
Type: galaxies (interacting), E2
Mag: B=14.8, V=13.9
Size: 1.1′ x 1.1′
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Together with NGC 7318 and NGC 7319 listed as No. 319 in Arp's "Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies" (Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol. 14, 1966.) He remarks "Stefan's Quintet."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,*ATT NP.
Rick Raasch writes in "The Focal Point", Volume 6, No. 2 (1993) "Stephan's Quintet. These five, tightly gathered galaxies are faint and nearly impossible to see in moderate instruments, so find a friend with a light bucket you can borrow. I found its brighter members in my scope, but was unable to definitely identify all of them. I was, however, treated to a fine view of them through Keith Shank's 16-inch Newtonian at last year's club picnic. A truly impressive sight."
= Stephan's Quintet
L&deV: nrby * V=13.38/0.80.
Arp (ApJ 183): * @ 14" pa330.
25cm - like a hazy dbl * w/real * on NW edge. BS, Slate Mtn.
30cm - f, closely inv w/m13.5 * 10" NW. 20" diam, not well concen. CBL,
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
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