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NGC 7457

NGC 7457, LEDA 70258, MCG+05-54-026, UGC 12306, II 212, h 2201, GC 4883

RA: 23h 01m 0.05s
Dec: +30° 08′ 43.4″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1163, U2:124, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=11.04, V=11.87

Size: 3.981′ x 2.344′
PA: 130°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-212

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, pL, lE, mbM, r, south of 2 faint stars."

Published comments

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 5/81 p380, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p4.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 4 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7457 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1 and has a bright middle at 100X."

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.5M; 4'x 2' extent; see photo at HAG-4."

Brian Skiff

POSS: m15 * 33" WNW: implies 15cm size 1'.1x0'.7.

UGC: pa130.

L&deV: * WNW V=15.57/0.90.

15cm - mod br @ 80x. 140x: oval elong SE-NW, 1'.5x0'.8. mod even concen to nrly

circ core and sub*ar nuc. halo parallels wide pair of m13,13.5 *s S. m15

* @ threshold just outside halo WNW of center S of maj axis. *ry 50x fld.

BS, 12Jul1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - mod br. pa150, 1'x0'.3. core brtr w/nrly *ra nuc. loc 2' NNE of wide pair

(m12,12.7). oval.

30cm - nice, in pretty fld. found just W of 1'.5 triangle of *s. broadly

elliptical w/mod concen. 1'.3x0'.8 oval in pa120.

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