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NGC 3136

NGC 3136, ESO 92-8, LEDA 29311, SGC 100431-6708.0, h 3229, h 3231, GC 2018, GC 2020

RA: 10h 05m 47.91s
Dec: −67° 22′ 41.2″

Con: Carina
Ch: MSA:1005, U2:448, SA:25


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, E

Mag: B=12.05, V=11

Size: 3.388′ x 2.57′
PA: 30°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "B, R, bM." On a second occassion he called it "pB,R, gbM, 40 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "pB, R, gbM, 40 arcseconds, south of a star 13th mag."

Published comments

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Burnham calls it a 12.4 mag elliptical galaxy in Carina, which measures 1.4' x 0.7' and is pretty bright, pretty small, slightly elongated, gradually brighter in the middle with a bright nucleus.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Modern observations

ASV Journal (1971)

ASV Journal Vol 24 No 3 June 1971: "oval shaped and easy in 10.5-inch 150x."

Brian Skiff

QBS: E. halo in pa~30 (not pa12 as per ESO-LV!). m14 * 23" SW; m13 * 55" N.

SGC: E1.

ESO-LV: B=11.6/14.3; 4'.1x3'.4 in pa12.

7Sam: f * V=14.84/0.51 (ApJS 64,601).

15cm - mod f, consp @ 80x. 195x: seems elong NE-SW, but this is almost certainly due to m14.5 * sup 30" SW of nuc. m13.0 * 1' N. halo reaches to this *. halo has mod broad concen, then mod sharp concen to br core and sub*ar nuc. BS, 18Feb1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

1998 January 26

1998-01-26/27, 6-inch f/8.6 Newtonian, Stellenbosch Rifle Range site. A bright stellar nucleus with a round fringe. Has a very small star very close north-east. In the K18mm eyepiece, the galaxy is flanked by two 9.5mag stars - one south, one north-west. This star has a small companion PA 135 degrees.

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