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NGC 7377

NGC 7377, ESO 534-26, LEDA 69733, MCG-04-53-038, SGC 224505-2234.6, II 598, h 2181, GC 4834

RA: 22h 47m 47.4s
Dec: −22° 18′ 41″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1378, U2:348, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sa

Mag: B=12.65, V=11.64

Size: 3.235′ x 2.63′
PA: 101°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-598

Discovered in 1786 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, iR, vgmbM."

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This 12.5 magnitude elliptical galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "pretty bright, small, very slightly elongated, very gradually much brighter to the middle, star 12th mag preceding."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SO),R,DIF,SBM.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

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

Brian Skiff

POSS: star grp immed SW, ~10 members, m10-13.

15cm - mod br and mod lg w/vlosfcbr diffuse halo 3'x2' best vis @ 80x. 140x:

core oval, elong ESE-WNW, w/strong sharp concen to br sub*ar nuc. halo

not easy to see here. S 1' is vf knot that seems non*ar. due W well w/in

halo is threshold */*ing. SW side of halo contacts closest of five m12-

13.5 *s in trapezoid. BS, 15Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - fairly br, seen @ 90x. SW is grp of f *s. gx is round and irreg br. mod

concen core w/o nuc. 0'.75 diam. fairly interesting. BS, Roof.

30cm - vsm, mod concen, faint. 50" diam. no nuc. four *s to S & SW. CBL, Roof.

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