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NGC 7600 (17,738 of 18,816)


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NGC 7600

NGC 7600, LEDA 71029, MCG-01-59-019, II 431, h 2227, GC 4932

RA: 23h 18m 53.6s
Dec: −07° 34′ 45″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1305, U2:304, SA:17


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=13, V=?

Size: 2.511′ x 1.38′
PA: 73°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-431

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, S, lE in parallel, vgFNM, 1' long." Surely this must be 'vgBNM' ?

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This 13.1 magnitude elliptical galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "considerably faint, small, round, pretty suddenly much brighter in the middle."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it "elongated", noting that the dimensions are 1.1' x 0.4'.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, somewhat elongated and has a bright middle. It is not much at 100X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: pa70.

15cm - vf sm round spot. BS, Roof.

- mod f w/hisfcbr @ 80x. 140x: distinctly elong pa70, 2'x1' at most, or

nrly as long as sep to m12 * N, at least in vfntst parts. mod-strong

sharp concen to sm, thin vbr core and *ar nuc, both fairly consp. BS,

14Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - mod f, higher sfcbr than -06. 1'x0'.6 in pa75. non*ar nuc or vsm *ry

core at 180x. BS, Roof.

30cm - pretty f, not *ar as expected. elong pa60, 1'x0'.5. faint *ar nuc. wk

concen & quite f unsteady *ar nuc at hix. CBL, Roof.

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