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NGC 7339

NGC 7339, LEDA 69364, MCG+04-53-009, UGC 12122, II 234, h 2175, GC 4824

RA: 22h 37m 47.07s
Dec: +23° 47′ 10.9″

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


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in pair), Sbc

Mag: B=13.1, V=?

Size: 2.691′ x 0.66′
PA: 93°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

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.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Observer's Guide (Astro Cards) 9-10/88 p21.

Modern observations


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

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."

Brian Skiff

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.

UGC: pa93.

NGC: pa89.

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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