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RA: 22h 38m 13.28s
Dec: +35° 29′ 54.7″
Ch: MSA:1142, U2:123, SA:9
Type: galaxy (in group), SBa
Mag: B=15.3, V=?
Size: 1.348′ x 1.288′
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,R,DIF,SBM,BBAR.
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.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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