7728 7726
Aqr
GX
☀10.6mag
Ø 4.7' / 3.5'
Drawing Uwe Glahn

William Herschel discovered NGC 7727 = H I-111 = h2262 on 27 Nov 1785 (sweep 478) and recorded "pB; pL; bM; iR." His position is unusually accurate. d'Arrest made two observations, measured an accurate position, and gave the diameter as 37"-42".

200/250mm - 8" (8/28/81): faint, moderately large, round, bright core.

300/350mm - 13" (10/10/84): moderately bright, bright core, faint stellar nucleus, faint outer halo, slightly elongated. Forms a pair with NGC 7724 .

400/500mm - 17.5" (9/15/90): fairly bright, moderately large, oval 4:3 E-W, very bright core, almost stellar nucleus, large fainter halo. Forms a pair with NGC 7724 12' NW.

Notes by Steve Gottlieb