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Mag: B=12.71, V=11.79
Size: 1.995′ x 1.862′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "vF, R, pslbM, 40 arcseconds." On a second occassion he called it "Not vF, or pB, R, psmbM, 30 arcseconds." His third observation was recorded as "vF, R, lbM, 20 arcseconds, has a star 9th mag 2' south."
Bailey, examining a Bruce plate (Harvard Annals, Vol 72, No 2), describes it as "extremely faint nebulosity, pretty bright nucleus, 1.0' x 0.2' at 5 deg"
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.
This galaxy is listed in the "Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies" as having an outer ring of 2.07 arcminute diameter.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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