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NGC 7769 (18,059 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 7769

NGC 7769, LEDA 72615, MCG+03-60-030, UGC 12808, II 230, h 2274, GC 5020

RA: 23h 51m 4.05s
Dec: +20° 09′ 0.1″

Con: Pegasus
Ch: MSA:1207, U2:125, SA:9


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), Sab

Mag: B=14.7, V=?

Size: 1.905′ x 1.258′
PA: 93°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-230

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

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,HISB,DKLN,SSTRSUSP.

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Rev.Shapley-Ames Cat.of Bright Gal. (Sandage,Tammann 1981) p123.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13.1" f/5.6, notes: "NGC 7769 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and somewhat brighter in the middle. There are two faint galaxies in the field at 165X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: sl elong NE-SW, or pa77+/-5. m13.5 * 2'.0 SSW. no * off NE edge, but

m16 * on E edge. m14.5 * ESE.

UGC: no pa.

15cm - mod br @ 50x in pair w/-71, which may be sl brtr since it is lgr. sl oval

elong NE-SW, size about distance to m13.5-14 * S. mod even concen to f

*ar nuc. threshold * (?) off NE border. BS, 6Sep1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - br. elong E-W, 1'x0'.75. threshold * on S. sm concen core or vf *ar nuc.

30cm - easy. S 2' is m13 *, another closer to SE. not elong, broad concen. core

quite a brtr and uniform in brtness. 1' diam, round.

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