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NGC 7462

NGC 7462, ESO 346-28, LEDA 70324, MCG-07-47-013, SGC 225958-4106.2, h 3968, GC 4885

RA: 23h 02m 46.5s
Dec: −40° 50′ 5″

Con: Grus
Ch: MSA:1445, U2:415, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sbc

Mag: B=12.79, V=?

Size: 4.168′ x 0.812′
PA: 75°

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 "vF, vmE, in pos about 5 degrees; 100 arcseconds long." On a second occassion he called it "pB, S, vmE, has a star 11m preceding its extremity."

Published comments

Reynolds, J.H. (1921)

Reynolds, J.H. (1921) The spiral nebulae in the zone 40° to 90° (from the Franklin-Adams Plates). MNRAS, 81, 598.

Table p 601: 3x1, pa 85, "F, BN"

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 30 (1924)

F, 3' long, vmE 75deg, pB centre 1' long, also vmE 75deg, no nucleus, prob.spiral seen edgewise.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads ALMEON,EQDKLN,*P END.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f spindle w/m11 * at W tip @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5x0'.3 in pa75, mod even concen to brtr oval core, but no sharp nuc. halo reaches m11 *, which is N of maj axis. BS, 14Nov1993, LCO.

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