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NGC 7743 (17,997 of 18,816)


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NGC 7743

NGC 7743, LEDA 72263, MCG+02-60-011, UGC 12759, II 256, h 2265, GC 5006

RA: 23h 44m 21.44s
Dec: +09° 56′ 3.6″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1231, U2:170, SA:17


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), SBa

Mag: B=12.9, V=?

Size: 2.818′ x 1.584′
PA: 80°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-256

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, R, gbM."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,SLEL,DIF,SBMTOBAR.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 43 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p43.

NGC 7752/53, Sky&Tel. 12/69 p386, Deep Sky #12 Fa85 p24, Galaxies (Ferris,1982) p146.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7743 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and has a brighter middle at 100X."

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.5M; 2' diameter; see photo at HAG-43."

Brian Skiff

POSS: m13.5 * 1'.0 SE.

Hubble: * in pa154.

15cm - mod f @ 50x in fld w/sev m10-12 *s. m13.5 * @ threshold on SE edge. 140x:

m13.5 * is just off halo. circ, mod even concen except for modbr *ar nuc

that is approx equally br as *. BS, 29Sep1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - fairly br and round. m12 * on S. 1' diam w/concen core.

30cm - br w/much brtr core. br *ar nuc, m13.8. core 30" across. m12.0 * 1' SE.

gx 1'.5 diam overall.

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