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RA: 23h 44m 59.2s
Dec: −42° 54′ 39″
Ch: MSA:1443, U2:386, SA:23
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy, SB0
Mag: B=12.35, V=11.35
Size: 2.137′ x 1.862′
NGC 7744 = IC 5348, which see.
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."
"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, 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 and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,SMBM,VHISB,*INHALO.
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.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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