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NGC 7697 (17,916 of 18,816)


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NGC 7697

NGC 7697, IC 5333, AM 2332-654, ESO 110-12, LEDA 71800, SGC 233202-6540.4, h 3998, GC 4983

RA: 23h 34m 52.34s
Dec: −65° 23′ 47.7″

Con: Tucana
Ch: MSA:1513, U2:440, SA:26

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 1.659′ x 0.398′
PA: 87°

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 7697 = IC 5333. I'm pretty sure that this is = ESO 110-G012. This means that the RA error (3 minutes of time, not one minute as I earlier stated), and the Dec error (9.4 arcmin, close enough to 10 arcmin), are both digit errors. In addition, ESO 110-G012 is nearly a magnitude brighter than 110-G014 (14.33 vs. 15.18 in ESO-LV); it is also considerably larger. All this leads to the conclusion that RC3 is wrong: PGC 71800 = N7697 = I5333, type =.S..3P/, S(T) = S, T = 2.5 +- 0.7. Also PGC 71812 is not = N7697, type =.SBT6.., and T = 6.3 +- 0.6.

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 "eeF, pL, 40 arcseconds, very difficult, but certain."

Published comments

Stewart (1908) Ann.Harv.Coll.Obs., 60 (6)

Table IV: Not seen, but a triangle of 3* in that position.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.

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