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NGC 7361

NGC 7361, IC 5237, ESO 468-23, LEDA 69539, MCG-05-53-027, SGC 223931-3019.2, UGCA 434, h 3954, GC 4830

RA: 22h 42m 17.9s
Dec: −30° 03′ 28″

Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1402, U2:384, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=12.95, V=12.5

Size: 3.801′ x 0.891′
PA: 4°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7361 = IC 5237. JH's RA is just 2 minutes of time out. This is obviously a digit error as his NPD and description are correct. Curiously, Swift's RA is also about 2 minutes out, but in the other direction. See IC 5237 for that story.

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "F, pL, vmE in meridian, vgvlbM."

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,MOTTLED.

Paturel et al. (1991)

Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.

NGC 7361 = IC 5237

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty large and somewhat brighter in the middle. This lens-shaped galaxy is elongated 3x1 in PA 0 at 135X."

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f modlosfcbr spindle E of m7 * @ 80x. 140x: 2'x0'.3 in pa2 w/wk

broad concen along length. reaches at least 2/3 way to m13 * S. BS,

15Nov1993, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2010 11 1 20:53:49

Observing site: Fall Star Party

Telescope: C-11

[22h 42m 18s, -30 3' 0"] A faint smudge, even in tonight's superb sky. AKA 7361. An IC error. B: Sb.

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