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NGC 5967

NGC 5967, AM 1542-753, ESO 42-10, LEDA 56078, SGC 154206-7531.1, h 3608, GC 4120

RA: 15h 48m 15.75s
Dec: −75° 40′ 20.5″

Con: Apus
Ch: MSA:1019, U2:468, SA:25

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=14.2, V=?

Size: 2.398′ x 1.621′
PA: 90°

Historical observations

John Herschel

Discovered by John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "faint, pretty large, round, very gradually brighter in the middle, 2' across."

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Bailey, S.I

Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty faint, much brighter in the middle, 2' x 1' at 80 deg; several faint stars involved."

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).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

QBS: SA_B(rs)bc II [BS]. * 50" S/sl W just outside brtr part of halo.

SGC: SAB(s)bc: II.

15cm - mod f losfcbr glow @ 80x. 140x: 1'.5x1'.2 elong E-W. mod broad concen.

m14.5 * at S edge. BS, 24Feb1990, LCO.

Contemporary observations

Magda Streicher

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16-inch f/10 SCT (127x, 290x)

Faint, pretty large, round, very gradually brighter middle. NGC 5967A suspect. I made a sketch to show A.

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