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NGC 7332

NGC 7332, LEDA 69342, MCG+04-53-008, UGC 12115, II 233, h 2173, GC 4821

RA: 22h 37m 24.62s
Dec: +23° 47′ 55″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1187, U2:167, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in pair), S0

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 3.388′ x 0.851′
PA: 152°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-233

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He wrote "Two. The preceding pretty bright, slightly extended nearly along the meridian." The other object is NGC 7339.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SPN,BM.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 7 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p7, Observer's Guide (Astro Cards) 9-10/88 p21.

Modern observations


Lying in a well-sprinkled starfield is this small narrow elliptical galaxy. It is about 1.5' by 0.5' in position angle 155 degrees, fairly bright and rising much to a small round centre. It may be found with a 4 inch. Five seconds following is NGC 7339

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7332 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 3 X 1 and has a bright middle at 100X."


Raasch, Rick (1993)

Rick Raasch writes in "The Focal Point", Volume 6, No. 2 (1993) "A small, but very nice edge-on spiral. It is about 4' X 7', oriented NE-SW, sharply brighter to the center, has a stellar nucleus, and a definite central bulge. A much fainter companion (NGC 7339) lies 10' to the east, and is 4' X 1', oriented E-W, and is only very slightly brighter to the center."

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 2.1' x 0.4' extent; bright, small, NNE-SSW-oriented oblong with much brighter center and stellar core; see photo at HAG-7; SP GAL N7339 (13M; 3' x 1' extent) lenticular in shape and 5' to E; 2 degrees due W of 4M Lambda PEG; bright star 14' to NNE is 7M SAO 90655."

Ware, Donald J

NGC 7332 Donald J. Ware:"A small, but very nice edge-on spiral. It is about 4'x7', oriented NE-SW, sharply brighter to the center, has a stellar nucleus, and a definite central bulge. A much fainter companion (NGC 7339) lies 10' to the east, and is 4'x'1', oriented E-W, and is only very slightly brighter to the center."

Geldorp, M. (IAAC)

Observer: Michael Geldorp Your skills: Intermediate (some years) Date/time of observation: 10/16/1999 21.50 UT Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev ) Site classification: Suburban Sky darkness: 5.0 Limiting magnitude Seeing: I-II I-V Seeing Scale (I best) Moon presence: None - moon not in sky Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X Filter(s): none Object(s): NGC 7332 Category: External galaxy. Class: E7 Constellation: Peg Data: mag 11.0 size 4'.2 x 1'.3 Position: RA 22:37 DEC +23:48

Description: Difficult to see at 98X but quite easy to locate near a triangle of stars.

At higher powers NGC 7332 is seen as a long streak of faint light with a very bright stellar nucleus and a fainter halo around it.

Nearby NGC 7339 was not seen.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage

Brian Skiff

POSS: m11 * 2'.27 in pa162 (sl W of maj axis).

UGC: pa155.

NGC: pa156

15cm - difficult obj, best at mod powers. 1'x0'.5, spindlish. even concen though at times it appears *ar.

- br spindle easily vis @ 50x, though not quite as br as N7177 just obs'd.

165x: thin spindle in pa165, 3'x0'.5, reaches halfway to m11 * S (points to it). mod sharp concen to oval 0'.4x0'.1 core and br *ar nuc. halo has broad concen. BS, 12Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - elong N-S, mod br. 1'.5x0'.5, core 20" wide w/poss a *ar nuc. core broadly concen w/sharp outline. a fntr diffuse elong haze surrounds core.

- vconsp *ar nuc.

30cm - nice obj, velong and nicely concen. 1'.9x0'.4 in pa150. thin ends and elong core. br *ar to sub*ar nuc. smooth halo.

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