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NGC 6270

NGC 6270, LEDA 59362, MCG+05-40-015, GC 5838

RA: 16h 58m 31.57s
Dec: +27° 35′ 8.4″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1180, U2:157, SA:8

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (in cluster)

Mag: B=15, V=?

Size: 0.66′ x 0.457′
PA: 104°

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

NGC 6270. Here is a case where Stephan's micrometric position falls exactly on the correct galaxy (the NGC position is about 20 arcsec too far north since the position for Stephan's comparison star is similarly off), yet LEDA nearly 20 arcmin south-southwest. There was no justification for this that I can see, and I'm mystified at their decision.

Whatever happened, the identity is clear and Stephan's position is within three arcsec of the modern position from DSS.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLDIF,BM,*CONT.

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