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NGC 2768

NGC 2768, LEDA 25915, MCG+10-13-065, UGC 4821, I 250, h 555, GC 1765

RA: 09h 11m 37.43s
Dec: +60° 02′ 14″

Con: Ursa Major
Ch: MSA:564, U2:44, SA:2

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)

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Type: galaxy (Seyfert), E/S0

Mag: B=11.1, V=?

Size: 7.079′ x 3.801′
PA: 95°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H I-250

Discovered in 1790 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vB, cL, lE, large bright nucleus in the middle."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,EL,BM,DIFPERIPH.

Sandage, A. et al. (1975) Galaxies and the Universe

G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the NGC 2768 Group are NGC 2768, NGC 2805, NGC 2742, NGC 2880 & NGC 2654.

Modern observations

Ancient City Astron.Club (1980)

Listed by the Herschel Club, described as "small, slight elongation noted, brighter towards the centre. Visible in same field as NGC 2742. 8-inch, 48x."

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "11.6M; 1.6' x 0.8' extent; small, bright ellipse with much brighter center and stellar core; 1.5 degrees S and a little W of 16 UMA; SP GAL N2742 is 35' to NW."

Contemporary observations

Tom Bryant

2010 4 10 21:37:40

Observing site: Little Bennett Regional Park

Telescope: C-11

[9h 11m 36s, 60 2m 0s] A bright galaxy, with a stellar nucleus. E1? (E5: Burnham)

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