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NGC 7392

NGC 7392, AGC 35733, ESO 603-22, LEDA 69887, MCG-04-53-040, SGC 224908-2052.4, II 702, h 2186, GC 4850

RA: 22h 51m 48.3s
Dec: −20° 36′ 31″

Con: Aquarius
Ch: MSA:1354, U2:348, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=12.65, V=11.85

Size: 2.137′ x 1.174′
PA: 123°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-702

Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pF, pL, E np-sf, but nearly in the parallel, mbM, 1.5' long."

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

This 12.6 magnitude spiral galaxy is recorded in the NGC as "pretty bright, pretty small, slightly elongated in 120 , much brighter to the middle."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,EL,BM,HISBCT SOUTH ARM NOT VIS.

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

This galaxy appears on page 20 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V1 p193, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p20.

NGC 7417 group, Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p18.8.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.5M; 1'x 0.5' extent; see photo at HAG-20."

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 17.5" f/4.5, notes: "Faint, pretty small, somewhat elongated 2x1, brighter middle at 135X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: pa117. fld *s ~3' N, m11.5 * 2'.5 ESE.

15cm - mod f @ 80x. 140x: thin oval in pa120, 1'.75x0'.6. length at least as

long as sep to m12.5 * E. m13 * closer N has m14 comp N of it. mod even

concen to ill-def core and vf *ar nuc. BS, 15Oct1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - elong pa110, 1'x0'.6. broad faintly mottled core. round ends and irreg

edges. N are a few f *s, E is m12.5 *. BS, Roof.

30cm - elong E-W at lox. two *s 2'.5 N, one * 3' E. hix gives pa110 w/poor broad

concen and indef ends. 1'.2x0'.7. CBL, Roof.

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