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Type: galaxies (interacting), E/S0
Mag: B=13.85, V=12.73
Size: 1.38′ x 0.602′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "eF, eS, the thirds of a group of four." On a second occassion he called it "vF, vS, R." The four object mentioned are NGC 6872, NGC 6876, NGC 6877 & NGC 6880.
Bergwall et.al. (1978(Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 33, 243-255) gives this galaxy's B-magnitude in the Johnson system as 14.8. They remark: "See ESO 073-IG 35 [NGC 6876]. Vo = 3984 kms-1."
Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the Pavo Group. Members include NGC 6872, NGC 6876, NGC 6877, NGC 6880, IC 4960, IC 4967 & IC 4970. NGC 6782 & IC 4970 are background members.
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); List II, p 68-73.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
15cm - lies nr center of circlet containing -76. sim to I4970 in ssame fld W.
fairly f @ 140x, vsm, 10"-15" diam w/some halo and sharply concen cen.
BS, 8Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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