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ESO 269-85

ESO 269-85, AGC 29483, LEDA 46502, SGC 131701-4701.2

RA: 13h 19m 58.4s
Dec: −47° 16′ 54″

Con: Centaurus
Ch: MSA:953, U2:403, SA:21


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Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 2.454′ x 1.38′
PA: 53°

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Modern observations

Brian Skiff


QBS: SB(rs)c II. 3'.0 SSW of m9 *. observe E269-IG74 (B=13.1).

SGC: SA(rs)c I.4.

ESO-LV: B=12.76.

15cm - much lgr losfcbr obj 10'-12' E/sl S of -G80. at least as br overall. 2' diam, seems sl elong NE-SW; sev *s sup and seems grainy as though partially res @ 140x. lies 3'-4' S of m9 *. BS, 3Mar1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

2008 April 11

Date: 2008 April 11, 01:00 SAST, Friday morning

Location: Sutherland (town, Jurg's guest house)

Sky conditions: Dark, clear

Telescope: 12-inch f/4.9 Dobsonian

Eyepieces: 25mm Sirius Plossl, 60x, 46' fov & 10mm Sirius Plossl, 150x, 14/17' fov

Working on MSA chart 953, star hopping from Omega Centauri.

One of three small galaxies about a degree east of Omega Centauri. A fourth galaxy, ESO 269-80, is not plotted on MSA 953. From west to east these are ESO 269-80, -85, -90.

ESO 269-85 warranted a "Wow!" comment added to my rough sketch. This galaxy is a large, 1.8 x 1.1 arcminutes, soft glow, obvious at 60x. Very small stars, 12th magnitude, are scattered around it, as the rough sketch shows. Just north-northeast of the galaxy is a bright star (TYC 8252-03535-1, V=9.6), signposting it conveniently. Not that it needs a signpost.

Field sketch not made, which is a pity, because these galaxies (ESO 269-80, -85, -90) are within 18 arcmin of each other.

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