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NGC 6534

NGC 6534, LEDA 61126, MCG+11-22-013

RA: 17h 56m 8.6s
Dec: +64° 17′ 2″

Con: Draco
Ch: MSA:1066, U2:30, SA:3


(reference key)

Type: galaxy

Mag: B=15.5, V=?

Size: 0.912′ x 0.501′
PA: 40°

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

NGC 6534 is probably lost, like so many other of Swift's nebulae. The galaxy that CGCG chooses (CGCG 322-022) is about 1.2 minutes of time preceding Swift's position, and 2.3 arcmin south. Furthermore, the surrounding star field does not match Swift's note "... in center of a semi-circle of 4 stars." In particular, there is a fairly bright star within an arcmin of the galaxy to the north. If Swift saw this galaxy, he would surely have noted the star.

Are there any other candidates in the area? Galaxies that could be force fit to Swift's description include NGC 6505 (= UGC 11026), NGC 6536 (= UGC 11077), and CGCG 322-032. None of these, however, are at positions that would be even digits off of the nominal position. I don't think they are likely to be the correct nebula, either.

I'm listing the CGCG identity with a question mark. It's clear to me that it is the wrong object, but there is nothing else that comes as close.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,STELNUC,WD,FDIFAMS.

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