|NGC 7463 & NGC 7465: Galaxy Pair (Pegasus) RA: 23h 01.9m / DEC: +15° 58'.4|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This fine pair of spiral galaxies reside near the southwest corner of the Great Square of Pegasus. Located 1 degree northwest of 2.5 magnitude Markab, this pair offers a study in contrasts. NGC 7463 is the more elongated of the two, appearing 3'x1' at 129X in the 10-inch Starfinder. By comparison, NGC 7465 presents a 60" diameter glow and a stellar core. NGC 7463 has a visual magnitude of 13.2. NGC 7465 shines at magnitude 12.6. The bright star 3' to the west of this pair is 8th magnitude, according to the GSC. The string of four stars to the northwest range from 11th to 13th magnitude in brightness.
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