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NGC 6500

NGC 6500, LEDA 61123, MCG+03-46-003, UGC 11048, III 957, GC 4348

RA: 17h 55m 59.7823s
Dec: +18° 20′ 17.669″

Con: Hercules
Ch: MSA:1225, U2:159, SA:15

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy (AGN LINER-type), Sa

Mag: B=13.4, V=?

Size: 2.187′ x 1.412′
PA: 50°

Historical observations

William Herschel (c.1784)

Synonyms: H III-957

Discovered in 1799 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "Two [NGC 6500 & NGC 6501] both vF, vS; place that of the following one, preceding one about 4' more south and 5 or 6 seconds preceding."

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SLEL,DKPCHS,FDIFHALO RI *FLD.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

UGC: pa50:.

15cm - SWrn & fntr of two w/-01 in same fld as ADS10905. elong NE-SW, 2'x0'.6,

the halo spindly. core oval and much brtr than halo. core is uniformly

br but contains *ar nuc. * at threshold at NE tip. BS, 27Jun1989,

Anderson Mesa.

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