|NGC 7606: Spiral Galaxy (Aquarius) RA: 23h 19.1m / DEC: -08° 29'.1|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
Your star hop to NGC 7606 can begin at any of three bright stars in the neighborhood. 4.4 magnitude Psi2 (93) Aquarii shines 45' to the south-southwest. Psi1 (91) Aquarii, even brighter at 4.2 magnitude, is stationed 1 degree to the southwest. If these won't do, try 4.9 magnitude Chi (92) Aquarii. This naked eye star lies 56' to the northwest.
The sketch at left captures a 190X view in my 10-inch Starfinder. NGC 7606 is centered amidst a retinue of 12th and 13th magnitude stars. Its 4'.5x2'.0 gauzy form is aligned nearly north-south, tapers toward each end and features a subtle brightening at the core. NGC 7606 is an SA-type spiral galaxy with a visual magnitude of 10.7. That's pretty bright as these things go. A 12th magnitude GSC star resides 2'.5 to the south and a 13th magnitude GSC star lies an equal distance to the north. Another nine field stars complete the view.
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