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Type: galaxy (in pair), S0
Mag: B=12, V=?
Size: 3.388′ x 0.851′
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.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SPN,BM.
This galaxy appears on page 7 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p7, Observer's Guide (Astro Cards) 9-10/88 p21.
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, 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."
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, 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."
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."
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
POSS: m11 * 2'.27 in pa162 (sl W of maj axis).
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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