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NGC 6240 (14,025 of 18,816)


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NGC 6240

NGC 6240, IC 4625, GRA B1650+02, LEDA 59186, MCG+00-43-004, UGC 10592, VV 617, GC 5833

RA: 16h 52m 58.97s
Dec: +02° 24′ 1.7″

Con: Ophiuchus
Ch: MSA:1300, U2:247, SA:15

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin, NED

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Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), I0: pec;LINER

Mag: B=14.7, V=16.3

Size: 2.041′ x 1′
PA: 20°

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History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6240 = IC 4625, which see. There is no problem in the NGC position, but the IC position -- from Barnard -- is a few arcmin off. The identity is clinched nevertheless by Barnard's note of a star near north-following.

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Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Sky&Tel. 1/88 p26.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads ELIRR,BM,LGDKLN, FILS S&F.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 30, little brighter in the middle with a 12 th mag star on the NE tip at 150X."

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