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NGC 7342

NGC 7342, LEDA 69374, MCG+06-49-054, UGC 12126, GC 6071

RA: 22h 38m 13.28s
Dec: +35° 29′ 54.7″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1142, U2:123, SA:9

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in group), SBa

Mag: B=15.3, V=?

Size: 1.348′ x 1.288′
PA: ?

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,R,DIF,SBM,BBAR.

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[amastro] Bill Ferris

Observing Notes: Oct. 29, 1999

Date: 09/29/1999

Loc.: Anderson Mesa, Flagstaff AZ

Weather: Clear, calm, temps in mid 30's

Scope: 10-inch, f/4.5 equatorial mount Newtonian

Eyepiece (Mag.): 18 mm SWA w/ 3x TeleVue Barlow (190x)

A fine pair of spiral galaxies reside roughly 100 arcminutes from Stephan's Quintet to the north-northeast. These are NGC 7342 and NGC 7345. They are listed in the DSFG at magnitude 13.9 and 14.3, respectively. NGC 7345 has a reasonable 12.5 magnitude surface brightness. However, NGC 7342 rings up with a 14.4 magnitude surface brightness. Considering the relative ease with which these galaxies were detected, I am a bit skeptical of the RC3 numbers. A "Y" asterism of stars pointed the way to NGC 7342, only one quarter degree to the West. The galaxy was visible as a 40" diameter oval. No brightening around the core was detected but a 14th magnitude GSC star was seen immediately to the West. NGC 7345 appeared as a 30" x 10" elongation adjacent to the "Y" asterism. A check of a POSS image through DSS online indicated that I was seeing the bright core region but missing the outer portions of this edge-on spiral.

Bill Ferris

Flagstaff, AZ

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