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Mag: B=11.93, V=11.04
Size: 2.511′ x 2.187′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, R, gbM, 80 arcseconds."
describes it as "pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually brighter towards the middle."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "pretty bright, round, much brighter in the middle, diameter 0.4'."
"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).
Galactic and Extragalactic Studies, III. Photographs of thirty southern nebulae and clusters. Proc. N.A.S., 26, 31-36.
(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 12.0 mag galaxy.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Rev.Shapley-Ames Cat.of Bright Gal. (Sandage,Tammann 1981) p117.
ASV Journal Vol 24 No 3 June 1971: "at limit in 5-inch."
This galaxy in Pavo glows at magnitude 11.9 and measures 2.5' by 2.2' It looks like an elongated smudge of gray light in small telescopes. An 8" shows it as a pale oval nebulosity centered on a much brighter nuclear region.
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