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NGC 6467 (14,736 of 18,816)


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NGC 6467

NGC 6467, NGC 6468, LEDA 60972, MCG+03-45-035, UGC 11004, GC 5881

RA: 17h 50m 40.28s
Dec: +17° 32′ 16″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1225, U2:158, SA:15


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S

Mag: B=14.5, V=?

Size: 1.995′ x 1.174′
PA: 77°

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

NGC 6467 and NGC 6468 may be identical -- but maybe not. Though Marth apparently found them on the same night (he gives a discovery date of 1864.42 for both), the positions are different by only one second of time, and the descriptions (vF, vS, lE and vF, S, R) could well be for the same object. His data are correctly copied into NGC -- and that is all the published evidence we have.

There is only one galaxy here, and either of Marth's positions could apply to it. There is nothing within one second of it that Marth might have seen. Since NGC 6468 is nominally closer to the galaxy, it usually bears that name in the catalogues. There are two asterisms nearby (I called the triple star 12 seconds following Marth's position NGC 6468 earlier), but neither is within a second of time of the galaxy, so I doubt now that either is Marth's second object.

Until more evidence surfaces, I'm tentatively listing the two entries as identical. But I'm also listing the asterisms, too. They are still possibilities, remote though they be.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL&DIF,BM,RI*FIELD.

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