|NGC 7265: Galaxy (Lacerta) RA: 22h 22.5m / DEC: +36° 12'.6|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
Lacerta is one of those "What?" constellations. You ask a person where Lacerta is and he says, "What?" Well, at least it's home to a few decent galaxies. NGC 7265 is one of them. Located about 2 degrees southeast of 4.1 magnitude 1 Lacertae, this 12.2 magnitude galaxy covers a 60"x30" area and is elongated north-to-south. Four nearby stars arranged in a "7" asterism are recorded in my sketch, which was made at 190X in my 10-inch Starfinder equatorial Newtonian. Look 12 arc minutes northwest for NGC 7263.
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