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RA: 22h 37m 47.07s
Dec: +23° 47′ 10.9″
Ch: MSA:1187, U2:167, SA:9
Type: galaxy (in pair), Sbc
Mag: B=13.1, V=?
Size: 2.691′ x 0.66′
Synonyms: H II-234
Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He wrote "Two. ... The following faint, extended nearly in the direction of the parallel of declination, 1.5' long." The other object is NGC 7332.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Observer's Guide (Astro Cards) 9-10/88 p21.
This galaxy lies 5' following NGC 7332. It is a faint narrow nebulous streak 1.5' long in position angle 90 degrees. It is of even illumination. and just perceptible with an 8-inch.
Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7339 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 3 X 1 and does not have a brighter middle at 100X."
POSS: 5'.1 ESE of -32. pa92 overall. m15 * 1'.39 W along maj axis; m13 *
1'.81 E along maj axis, 3'.0 N of nuc.
15cm - 6' E of -32. about 1.5 mag fntr but significantly lower sfcbr. seems about as lg as -32: 3'x0'.4 in pa85. def extends past m14.5 * S of W end (this is not the brtr m13 * halfway btwn the two gxs) and nrly as far as m12.5 * well N of E end. wk even concen to oval core but no sharp nuc: core is almost uniformly br. gx points to S side of -32. BS, 12Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.
25cm - 5' E of -32. elong pa75. quite diffuse w/little cen brtning, some gran detail nr center. 1'.5x0'.5 w/round ends.
30cm - obvious comp even @ 149x. sim in shape to -32, but fatter ends. slight broad concen w/o nuc. seems gran. 1'.5x0'.5.
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