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RA: 19h 13m 52.3s
Dec: −56° 18′ 33″
Ch: MSA:1492, U2:435, SA:26
Type: galaxy, E
Mag: B=12.61, V=11.56
Size: 2.398′ x 1.819′
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, 20 arcseconds."
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).
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 13.0 mag galaxy.
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p17.18, Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p17.24.
Alldays (22.50S, 20.12E, 770m).
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x)
Soft round with three stars in a half moon to the south. The nucleus is slightly brighter. The northern star field very busy.
12-inch f/10 SCT (76x, 218x, 346x)
The galaxy display a elongated shape in a NW to SE direction. With a low surface brightness it comes in and out of view. Even in brightness no real brightening to the middle. It forms a tri angle with two field stars 10 and 11 magnitude to the north and east.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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