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NGC 7371

NGC 7371, LEDA 69677, MCG-02-58-001, II 477, h 2180, GC 4833

RA: 22h 46m 3.74s
Dec: −11° 00′ 4.1″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1330, U2:303, SA:17

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, SBa

Mag: B=12, V=?

Size: 1.949′ x 1.819′
PA: 77°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-477

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, iR, lbM."

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "very faint, pretty large, round, a little brighter in the middle."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham adds: "Faint outer ring."

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SO),R,SBM,SLDIF.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, round with a brighter middle at 135X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: symmetrical S0. pair 1'.9 SE: 11.5,12.5; 21"; 55.

15cm - marginal at best. BS.

- mod f @ 80x. 140x: circ, 1'.2 diam, reaches one-third way to m13,14 pair SE. m15 * closer SSW. mod broad concen except for vsm circ core, mod-sharply brtr, and *ar nuc. a few *ings occas vis. BS, 14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - found @ 90x, fairly f. single * seen 2' SE. *ar nuc seems off-center to NW. 1' diam, poss elong in pa135. no core, just nuc and halo. BS.

30cm - lox shows gx and f pair 3' SE. hix: poor broad concen, poss elong NE-SW. no def nuc, but center has a few lumps. CBL, Roof.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

1998 August

Galaxy, Aquarius

Location: Campsite (23 16 South - 29 26 East).

Telescope: Meade 8" 18mm eyepiece, 36 arcmin f.o.v.

Date: August 1998.

Sky conditions: Not very good.

Description: Faint, small roundish soft light, little brighter to the nucleus and a star close by to the south.

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