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Type: galaxy, S...
Mag: B=13.2, V=?
Size: 2.57′ x 0.933′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, vS, E, psbM, 12 arcseconds long; has three stars preceding." On a second occassion he called it "F, vS, lE, follows 2 stars 14m."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "very faint nebulosity, bright nucleus, 0.5' x 0.2' at 175 deg."
Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the NGC 6769 Group. Members include NGC 6739, NGC 6769, NGC 6770, NGC 6771, NGC 6782, IC 4827, IC 4831, IC 4842 & IC 4845. Possible additional members include NGC 6753, NGC 6758, NGC 6780, NGC 6776, IC 4837, IC 4839 & IC 4889.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a unverified southern object.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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