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NGC 7744

NGC 7744, IC 5348, AM 2342-431, ESO 292-17, LEDA 72300, MCG-07-48-017, SGC 234221-4311.3, h 4003, GC 5007

RA: 23h 44m 59.2s
Dec: −42° 54′ 39″

Con: Phoenix
Ch: MSA:1443, U2:386, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, SB0

Mag: B=12.35, V=11.35

Size: 2.137′ x 1.862′
PA: 105°

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

NGC 7744 = IC 5348, which see.

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 "pB, S, R, pgmbM, 25 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "pB, R, vsvmbM to a star 14m, 50 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "B, S, lE, vsmbM to a small round almost stellar nucleus."

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

"Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm). In the Notes: "IC 5348 is probably the same object, unless it is the small nebula 9' preceding."

Paturel et al. (1991)

Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.

NGC 7744 = IC 5348

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SMBM,VHISB,*INHALO.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f gx elong E-W w/sharp cen @ 80x. 140x: 1'.2x0'.8 w/mod sharp concen

to br *ar nuc. halo vf. m15 * sup W of center in halo, gives appearance

occas of dbl nuc. BS, 14Nov1993, LCO.

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