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Type: galaxy, Sa...
Mag: B=13.39, V=12.59
Size: 1.174′ x 0.467′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pB, pmE, gb to one end (or by diagram a double neb) A star 8m follows on the parallel."
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).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy.
G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the four brightest members of the NGC 6876 Group are NGC 6943, IC 5052, NGC 6876 & NGC 6808.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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