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Type: galaxy, S0
Mag: B=14.39, V=13.35
Size: 1.949′ x 1.318′
Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, S, R, resolvable, 15 arcseconds, the last of four." On a second occassion he called it "eF, vS, has a vS star close to it." The four object mentioned are NGC 6872, NGC 6876, NGC 6877 & NGC 6880.
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.
Bergwall et.al. (1978(Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 33, 243-255) gives this galaxy's B-magnitude in the Johnson system as 14.6. They remark that NGC 6880, ESO 073-IG 37, is "Associated (?) with ESO 073-IG 32 [NGC 6872], ESO 073-IG 33 [IC 4970], ESO 073-IG 35 [NGC 6876], ESO 073-IG 36 [NGC 6877] and ESO 073-IG 38 [IC 4981]. Vo = 3782 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.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.
SGC: * 0'.4 NW.
15cm - Emost of -72 grp. also has m13 * at edge NW side. circ, 30" diam, not
much concen but has *ar nuc. BS, 8Nov1993, LCO.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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