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NGC 6762

NGC 6762, NGC 6763, LEDA 62757, UGC 11405

RA: 19h 05m 37.28s
Dec: +63° 56′ 2.1″

Con: Draco
Ch: MSA:1064, U2:31, SA:3

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, S0a

Mag: B=14.2, V=?

Size: 1.584′ x 0.426′
PA: 119°

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

NGC 6762 = NGC 6763. The identity was first suggested by Howe. He apparently had a letter from Swift confirming that the two numbers apply to the same galaxy as he starts his note in MN 61, 42, 1900 by saying "These are identical; Swift admits it." Since Swift found them on different nights (30 August 1883 and 30 April 1884), and gave them virtually identical positions, there is little doubt that they indeed refer to the same galaxy.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM,*CONT SFO.

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