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NGC 6482

NGC 6482, LEDA 61009, MCG+04-42-008, UGC 11009, h 1989, GC 4343

RA: 17h 51m 48.94s
Dec: +23° 04′ 19.1″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1201, U2:158, SA:8


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (in group), E

Mag: B=12.8, V=?

Size: 2.089′ x 1.819′
PA: 70°

Historical observations

Lassell, W. (1866)

Bibcode: [1866MmRAS..36....1L]

Sketched and described.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,HISB,RI*FIELD.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.2M; 40" x 30" extent; small, faint oblong with very much brighter center and stellar nucleus; tough to separate from crowded background; makes right triangle with 12M star 3' to NW and 12.5M star 3.5' to NE."

Callender, John

(e-mail: jbc@west.net, web: http://www.west.net/~jbc/)

Instrument: 8-inch Dobsonian reflector Location: Carpinteria, CA, USA

Light pollution: light Transparency: good Seeing: fair

Time: Sun Jun 29 08:30:00 1997 UT Obs. no.: 165

Unable to spot this m12.2 E3 galaxy. Pretty sure I was looking at the right place, but no sign of it at 49x.

Brian Skiff

UGC: pa70.

POSS: pa~60. * vis only on E print, still burned in. triangle *s: m10.5

2'.4 NW; m11 2'.6 NE.

15cm - * seen.

- spotted @ 50x but mistaken for dbl * until fld correctly ident. 140x & 295x: looks like m13 * sup on WSW side of otherwise f gx. can't tell much about gx other than it's not lg. BS, 29Jun1989, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - vsm, pretty f w/m12.5 * inv on W side. elong ~E-W, 0'.7x0'.5. can't tell about core or nuc properties due to *.

30cm - startlingly-br * embedded in gx is misleading: gx mostly E of m13.5 *. quite sm, < 1' diam, elong confusing due to off-center *, but seems elong E-W(?). not very concen for ellip type; * seems more obvious at 149x than at higher power.

- found as S point of triangle of m12 *s 1'.5 on-a-side. vsm w/br *ar nuc. at 238x nuc dominates w/50" gx having definite edges. perhaps dk spots, but maybe only contrast w/nuc.

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