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NGC 6699

NGC 6699, AM 1847-572, ESO 183-21, LEDA 62512, SGC 184747-5722.8, h 3759, GC 4434

RA: 18h 52m 2.6s
Dec: −57° 19′ 11″

Con: Pavo
Ch: MSA:1507, U2:435, SA:26

Ref: SIMBAD

(reference key)

Type: galaxy, Sb...

Mag: B=12.73, V=12

Size: 1.584′ x 1.548′
PA: 180°

Historical observations

NGC/IC Dreyer (1888, 1895, 1908)

Discovered by Sir John Herschel, who described it in the NGC as pretty faint, pretty small, slightly elongated PA 90o, pretty suddenly a little brighter towards the middle.

Published comments

Stewart (1908) Ann.Harv.Coll.Obs., 60 (6)

Table IV: eF, close 2-br spiral.

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940)

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.

Modern observations

(unknown)

This faint barred spiral galaxy in Pavo glows at magnitude 12.7 and spans 1.9' by 1.8' It appears like a faint, round ball of light. Its appearance remains featureless when observed with larger instruments.

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Magda Streicher

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Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).

12-inch f/10 SCT (218x, 346x)

Round, slowly getting brighter to a strong but not overwhelming bright nucleus. Minute star on the western side with a tri-angle of brighter stars south. It is not much more than 1.5x1.5. Brightest star is an 8Magnitude star 8' to the north in a bare star field.

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