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NGC 7623

NGC 7623, LEDA 71132, MCG+01-59-056, UGC 12526, III 435, h 2231, GC 4938

RA: 23h 20m 30.12s
Dec: +08° 23′ 44.2″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1256, U2:214, SA:17

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=13.9, V=?

Size: 1.348′ x 0.977′
PA: 175°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-435

Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, vS."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,DIFHALO.

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Gramer, Lew (IAAC)

IAAC Observer: Lew Gramer, Site classification: rural; Limiting magnitude: 6.9 (zenith); Seeing: 6 of 10 - above average; 20" f/5 Tectron truss-tube dob Newtonian reflector: "Member of the Pegasus I group. An easy object to averted vision, with a hint of an irregular halo to N and S of a brighter, roundish core. Don't confuse this object with the mag 10 star midway between it and n7619, nor with the MUCH more challenging, nearly stellar spindle n7621, nearby to the SW..."

Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb notes: "17.5-inch: fairly bright, small, elongated, bright core, stellar nucleus, very faint extensions ~N-S. Forms a close pair with N7621 2.2' SW. 8-inch: very faint, small.

Brian Skiff

POSS: lies 6'.2 N of m10 *. elong in pa170. m14 * at 1'.1 in pa295.

15cm - fairly f vsm gx N of -26. circ, modhisfcbr, 20" diam---reaches one-third way to m14 * NW. *ar nuc w/a little fuzz around it. BS, 29Sep1989, Anderson Mesa.

30cm - 250x: third brtst in cl? lies 5'.5 N of m10 * noted in -26 obs. sm, elong N-S, 30"x20". mod concen w/*ar nuc. m14 * at 1' in pa285. 5Sep1983, USNO.

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