|NGC 7600: Lenticular Galaxy (Aquarius) RA: 23h 18.9m / DEC: -07° 34'.8|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This faint lenticular galaxy is conveniently located about half-a-degree east-northeast of 4.9 magnitude Chi (92) Aquarii. The sketch at left presents a 190X view in my 10-inch, f/4.5 Newtonian. NGC 7600 is centered. Its 11.9 magnitude glow spans a 2'.5x1' area and is aligned roughly east-to-west. The core region is noticeably brighter and 60" long bright bar runs along the galactic disk. Among the seven stars sharing the field of view, the nearest is a 12th magnitude GSC star 4' to the north. The triangular arrangement 6' to the east-southeast includes a pair of 12th magnitude stars. 5.0 magnitude Chi (92) Aquarii resides just beyond the field of view to the west. While in the area, slew about a degree to the south for a gander at NGC 7606.
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