- Superthin Galaxies (Lac) -

Here I will present some very thin galaxies with an axis ratio of at least 1:7. Nevertheless this value is calculated from the given angular size, so the visual impression can differ.

Aqr (2) Cnc (4) Del (1) Lac (1) Lyn (4) Tri (2)
Boo (5) Com (5) Dra (3) Leo (7) Peg (2) UMa (5)
Cam (3) CVn (3) Gem (2) Lib (1) Psc (2) Vir (6)
Cas (1) Cyg (1) Her (1) LMi (1) Ser (3)

NGC 7264 (Gx)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7264, UGC12001
Type: Gx
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h22m13.81s / +36°23'13.13"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 2.2x0.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
I tried this galaxy serveral times but often without success! Only one time I glimpsed this extremely faint galaxy as thin, elongated brightening. This is a real challenge for 8 inch!

DIFFICULT
12.5" f/4.5, 215x, Bortle 4
Fairly well seen with averted vision. Obviously elongated, thin, evenly bright, but fairly faint.
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