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RA: 23h 17m 17.08s
Dec: +07° 21′ 55.1″
Ch: MSA:1257, U2:214, SA:17
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 7577. I was skeptical about Wolfgang's identification of this (the Lyon folks fingered the same faint galaxy), even with the star close northeast. So, I reduced Bigourdan's observation -- his position falls exactly and cleanly between star and galaxy. He apparently really did see the pair, so it is in the big table.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy. Their coded description reads STEL,*CLOSE FO.
Steve Gottlieb notes: "17.5-inch: extremely faint, round, 10" diameter. A mag 15 star is just off the ENE edge 23" from center which confuses the observation. Cannot hold steadily with averted vision at 220x but observation certain. Faintest in a trio with N7583 and N7604. This galaxy is not listed in CGCG, MCG or RC3."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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