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NGC 7726

NGC 7726, MCG+04-55-039

RA: 23h 38m 36s
Dec: +27° 02′ 0″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1161, U2:169, SA:9

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy

Mag: B=15, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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

NGC 7726. When I measured positions in Abell 2634 for RC2, I assigned the number N7726 to the galaxy at 23 36 41.1 +26 50 21 (N7720 is at 23 35 58.7 +26 45 22, N7728 at 23 37 30.0 +26 51 28, and IC 5342 is at 23 36 08.1 +26 44 05). However, I had not then dug out Swift's original description: "eeF; pS; R; e diff; pB * nr f; [N7728] nr nf, but is not little, but very elongated." I really have to stretch to make my first choice fit this description; the "pB *" is hardly "near" (but keep in mind Swift's 32 arcmin field!), though it is north-following, as is N7728 (more following than north). On the other hand, Swift's description of N7728 is wrong: it is indeed little elongated, just as d'Arrest saw it. So, which galaxy did Swift see? I don't see any other object in Abell 2634 that fits his description. For the time being, I'm going to let my original identification stand, but it is certainly questionable. RC3 is almost certainly wrong, and the number N7726 ought to be deleted from PGC 71991 and -- perhaps! -- added to PGC 72024.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM,ALMSTEL,COM1'NP.

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