NGC 7826
DSS image of NGC 7826
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 7826, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 7826
H VIII 29, h 2305, GC 5055

Type  Asterism
Right Ascension  0h 5' 17.0"  (2000)
Declination  20° 41' 30" S
Constellation  Cetus
Description  Cl, vP, vlC
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

NGC 7826 is "A triangular group of about a dozen stars" according to John Herschel. What he doesn't say is that the stars are fairly bright, and are scattered over an area of 13 arcmin by 9 arcmin. The apex of the triangle is to the south. I think it's unlikely that this is a real cluster, but haven't checked the proper motions.

The RA, by the way, is poorly constrained -- do we include the double star 8 arcminutes to the east as a part of the "cluster" or not? I'm undecided. William Herschel's position and John Herschel's description suggests "Yes, include it," while Brian Skiff's position suggests "No, let it hang out there by itself." My own position acknowledges the double, but has it well off to the east of the main part of the object. I've adopted it as a compromise. In the end, however -- your call.
NGC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for NGC 7826
Nearby objects for NGC 7826
2 objects found within 120'
HD 319 NGC 7807

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NGC 7826