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RA: 22h 42m 17.9s
Dec: −30° 03′ 28″
Con: Piscis Austrinus
Ch: MSA:1402, U2:384, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, Sc
Mag: B=12.95, V=12.5
Size: 3.801′ x 0.891′
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.
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."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EON,BM,MOTTLED.
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
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."
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,
Observing site: Fall Star Party
[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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