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NGC 2967

NGC 2967, LEDA 27723, MCG+00-25-007, UGC 5180, II 275, h 626, GC 1898

RA: 09h 42m 3.66s
Dec: +00° 20′ 10″

Con: Sextans
Ch: MSA:781, U2:233, SA:13

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=12.2, V=?

Size: 2.57′ x 2.454′
PA: 65°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-275

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "pB, cL, iR."

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads R,BM,F SSTR SUSP VDIFKN PERIPH.

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Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, round at 220X."

AJ Crayon

AJ Crayon, using an 8" f/6 Newtonian, notes: "is a spiral galaxy. At 100X it is 3' 12.3m has a very low surface brightness and there are 4 bright stars to west. The sizes and magnitudes are visual estimates."

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