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NGC 7813

NGC 7813, IC 5384, LEDA 287, MCG-02-01-016, Mrk 936

RA: 00h 04m 9.2s
Dec: −11° 59′ 3″

Con: Cetus
Ch: MSA:318, U2:260, SA:17

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=14.5, V=?

Size: 0.794′ x 0.301′
PA: 158°

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

NGC 7813 is probably identical with IC 5384, though the descriptions do not match, and Muller's position is a typically poor one from the second Leander McCormick list in AJ. The IC number comes from Howe who found the galaxy while looking for NGC 7813. The position angles for the galaxy (Muller, 80 deg; Howe, 160 deg) and surrounding stars (Muller, "*8.5 f 38s" and "*9 np 40s"; Howe "*8.5 p 49s" and "two sts 9 nnp") don't match, but the declinations are the same as are the general descriptions "eF, vS, E".

I do see a somewhat fainter star (about 10th magnitude) roughly 25 seconds following the galaxy -- is this possibly Muller's "* 8.5"? Unfortunately, he has left us no sketch.

The IC identification, at least, is secure.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,USB.

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