Constellation Lacerta (Lizard)

Lacerta
Lacerta: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Lacerta is a constellation that fills a 201 square degree gap between the large, bright constellations. The constellation is poor in bright stars, expressionless and therefore a little difficult to find. It is located between Cygnus and Andromeda, roughly level with Deneb. The northernmost part lies in the band of the Milky Way and the center culminates around midnight on August 28th. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Lacerta [150]
IAU NameLacerta
IAU GenitiveLacertae
IAU Abbr.Lac
English NameLizard
Season (47° N)May … December
Right Ascension21h 57m 31s … 22h 57m 52s
Declination35° 09' 57" … 56° 55' 05"
Area201 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Cep, Cyg, Peg, And, Cas

Deep-Sky Object Descriptions

History

The constellation was only introduced by Johannes Hevelius from Danzig towards the end of the 17th century. The French Augustin Royer proposed the name of the scepter and the hand of Justitia for this area in 1697 in memory of King Louis XIV. The German astronomer Johann Elert Bode named the constellation Gloria in 1787 in honor of Frederick the Great Prussia. These two strongly political proposals were later dropped in favor of a neutral lizard (Lacerta). [7]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
8498122 15 58.2+37 44 564.13 K3-II-III
8523222 21 01.6+46 32 124.57 B6V 6.448.2
8538β322 23 33.6+52 13 454.43 G8.5IIIbCa1
8541422 24 31.0+49 28 354.57 B9Iab
8572522 29 31.8+47 42 254.36 M0II+B8V
8579622 30 29.3+43 07 244.51 B2IV
8585α722 31 17.5+50 16 573.77 A1V 8.336.3
8603822 35 52.3+39 38 035.73 B2Ve v0.722.4
8613922 37 22.4+51 32 434.63 A8IV
86221022 39 15.7+39 03 014.88 O9V 5.262.2
86321122 40 30.9+44 16 354.46 K2+III-IIIb
86401222 41 28.6+40 13 325.25 B2III 4.069.0
86561322 44 05.5+41 49 095.08 K0III 5.814.6
86901422 50 21.8+41 57 135.92 B3IV: e1.0
86991522 52 02.0+43 18 454.94 M0III 6.0104.4
87251622 56 23.6+41 36 145.59 B2IV 3.662.1

«Revised New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue», Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke, 2021 [277]
NameRADecTypeBmagVmagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification
NGC 7197 22 02 57.9+41 03 34Gx (Sa)13.712.81.60 × 0.8F, cS, cE, vglbM, erUGC 11887, MCG 7-45-5, CGCG 530-3, IRAS 22008+4049
NGC 7209 22 05 08.0+46 29 00OCL (III1p)7.715.00Cl, L, cRi, pC, st 9…12OCL 215
NGC 7223 22 10 09.2+41 01 02Gx (SBc)12.912.21.40 × 1.1eF, pS, lE, r, am 3 stUGC 11931, MCG 7-45-18, CGCG 530-13, IRAS 22081+4046
NGC 7227 22 11 31.3+38 43 15Gx (S0)14.513.51.30 × 0.6vF, vS, R, lbM, np of 2UGC 11942, MCG 6-48-15, CGCG 513-12
NGC 7228 22 11 48.6+38 41 56Gx (SBa)14.413.52.10 × 1.2F, vS, R, lbM, sf of 2UGC 11945, MCG 6-48-16, CGCG 513-13
NGC 7231 22 12 30.3+45 19 43Gx (SBa)13.913.01.90 × 0.7eF, S, erUGC 11951, CGCG 530-17, IRAS 22104+4504
NGC 7240 22 15 22.7+37 16 50Gx (E-S0)15.214.20.60 × 0.6eF, eS, * att n, p of 2MCG 6-48-24, CGCG 513-22, CGCG 514-2
NGC 7242 22 15 39.3+37 17 52Gx (E3)14.213.22.30 × 1.7vF, S, lbM, f of 2UGC 11969, MCG 6-48-25, CGCG 513-23, CGCG 514-3
NGC 7243 22 15 08.5+49 53 51OCL (IV2p)6.430.00Cl, L, P, lC, st vLOCL 221
NGC 7245 22 15 12.0+54 20 36OCL (II1p)9.25.00Cl, C, st eSOCL 225
NGC 7248 22 16 52.5+40 30 19Gx (S0)13.512.41.80 × 0.9vF, vS, mbMUGC 11972, MCG 7-45-22, CGCG 530-19
NGC 7250 22 18 17.7+40 33 47Gx (Sd)13.212.61.70 × 0.8vF, S, mE 165° ±UGC 11980, MCG 7-45-24, MK 907, CGCG 530-22, IRAS 22161+4018
NGC 7263 122 21 45.2+36 20 59Gx (S0-a)15.514.60.80 × 0.7F, S, RMCG 6-49-4, CGCG 514-12, 4ZW 97
NGC 7263 222 21 46.0+36 21 09Gx (C)16.015.00.40 × 0.4F, S, RMCG 6-49-4, CGCG 514-12, 4ZW 97
NGC 7264 22 22 13.5+36 23 13Gx (Sb)14.613.82.20 × 0.3vF, pS, mEUGC 12001, MCG 6-49-5, CGCG 514-14, IRAS 22200+3608
NGC 7265 22 22 27.5+36 12 37Gx (E-S0)13.212.12.40 × 1.9F, vS, R, mbMUGC 12004, MCG 6-49-6, CGCG 514-15, IRAS 22203+3556
NGC 7273 22 24 09.1+36 12 01Gx (S0)14.813.80.80 × 0.5F, vS, R, mbMMCG 6-49-12, CGCG 514-24, NPM1G +35.0457
NGC 7274 22 24 11.0+36 07 35Gx (E0)13.812.81.50 × 1.5pF, vS, mbMUGC 12026, MCG 6-49-13, CGCG 514-26, NPM1G +35.0458
NGC 7276 22 24 14.3+36 05 17Gx (E0)14.913.90.90 × 0.9vF, vS, mbMMCG 6-49-14, CGCG 514-25, NPM1G +35.0459
NGC 7282 22 25 53.9+40 18 56Gx (SBb)14.513.72.50 × 1.0eF, pL, dif, bet 3 stUGC 12034, MCG 7-46-7, CGCG 531-6, IRAS 22236+4003
NGC 7295 22 28 02.0+52 17 18OCL9.74.00Cl, P, lC, st 12…13NGC 7296, OCL 228
NGC 7296 22 28 02.0+52 17 18OCL9.74.00Cl, iR, lC, st vSNGC 7295, OCL 228
NGC 7330 22 36 56.1+38 32 53Gx (E0)13.212.21.40 × 1.4pB, S, lE, bMUGC 12111, MCG 6-49-46, CGCG 514-67
NGC 7379 22 47 32.9+40 14 21Gx (SBa)14.313.41.10 × 0.8eF, S, R, lbMUGC 12187, MCG 7-46-18, CGCG 531-13, IRAS 22452+3958
NGC 7394 22 50 12.0+52 10 08*Grp8.00 × 5.0Cl, vPOCL?
NGC 7395 22 51 02.8+37 05 18Gx (S0)14.813.81.20 × 1.1eF, vS, R, bMUGC 12216, MCG 6-50-6, CGCG 515-8, NPM1G +36.0497
NGC 7426 22 56 03.0+36 21 44Gx (E2)13.312.31.70 × 1.4vF, cS, R, stellar, D * pUGC 12256, MCG 6-50-12, CGCG 515-12, near SAO 72851
IC 1434 22 10 30.0+52 50 00OCL (II1p)9.07.00Fine Cl, 6 branches, st 12-15mOCL 223
IC 1441 22 15 19.1+37 18 03Gx (SBa)15.514.60.70 × 0.3eF, S, S stellar NMCG 6-48-23, CGCG 513-21, CGCG 514-1
IC 1442 22 16 06.0+53 59 30OCL (II2m)9.15.00Cl of neb starsOCL 224
IC 5180 22 11 12.0+38 55 36Gx (E2)14.313.31.00 × 0.8vF, S, sbMUGC 11938, MCG 6-48-12, CGCG 513-11
IC 5191 22 15 02.4+37 18 01Gx (S0-a)15.014.11.10 × 0.2Group of 6 neb (sketched), incl N.G.C. 7240, 7242 and B. 449UGC 11963, MCG 6-48-21, CGCG 513-20
IC 5192 22 15 14.1+37 16 15Gx (S)16.015.20.30 × 0.3Group of 6 neb (sketched), incl N.G.C. 7240, 7242 and B. 449MCG 6-48-22
IC 5193 22 15 43.5+37 14 36Gx (E0)15.514.50.30 × 0.3Group of 6 neb (sketched), incl N.G.C. 7240, 7242 and B. 449MCG 6-48-26, NPM1G +36.0480
IC 5195 22 15 41.5+37 18 10Gx (C)16.415.40.30 × 0.3eF, S, 0'.5 s of 7242CGCG 513-23, CGCG 514-3, 4ZW 90
IC 5217 22 23 55.7+50 58 03PN12.611.30.25Planetary, stellarPK 100-5.1, CS=15.4
IC 5255 22 45 46.5+36 13 38NFF, S, R, gbM
IC 5259 22 52 45.6+36 42 40NFNeb, D * 9.5 f 2'
IC 5268 22 56 12.0+36 35 48NFB, S

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