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NGC 6106 (13,627 of 18,816)


oc gc pln bn dn gx gxcl ast aka lost




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NGC 6106

NGC 6106, LEDA 57799, MCG+01-41-016, UGC 10328, II 151, h 1952, GC 4178

RA: 16h 18m 47.34s
Dec: +07° 24′ 40.2″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1278, U2:201, SA:15


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sc

Mag: B=13.4, V=?

Size: 2.454′ x 1.288′
PA: 140°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H II-151

Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "not vF, pL, iR, bM, r."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,BM,SLEL,DKLNS PDDIF ARMS,*CLOSE N OF NUC.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

NGC: pa140.

RC2: * inv 5" from nuc.

Lick: interesting grp of *s ~10' SE.

POSS: m14 * 1'.0 S/sl E, 0'.95 along maj axis. a much fntr * (m16?) on

maj axis. 1'.3 from center.

15cm - not vis.

- fairly f @ 50x. 140x: modlosfcbr oval in pa150, 1'.5x0'.8. mod broad

concen, no def core or nuc but occas exf *ings in cen 1/3. m15.0 * off

SE end approx due S of center: halo extends as far as this *. occas see

a threshold * SE of center a sim distance(?). BS, 4Jul1989, Anderson


25cm - sm, mod f. circ as nr as can be told, 1' diam. broad brtr core w/*ar

nuc suspected.

30cm - vf and hard to see @ lox. 238x shows it 1'.2x0'.8 in pa150. vsl concen

w/vf *ar nuc.

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