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NGC 6893

NGC 6893, AM 2017-482, ESO 234-6, LEDA 64507, SGC 201714-4823.9, h 3825, GC 4564

RA: 20h 20m 49.4s
Dec: −48° 14′ 22″

Con: Telescopium
Ch: MSA:1472, U2:411, SA:23


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0:r

Mag: B=12.54, V=11.45

Size: 2.398′ x 2.041′
PA: 10°

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

Discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pF, R, svmbM to a star 12m, 20 arcseconds." The next record reads: "pF, R, gbM, 20 arcseconds."

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (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, A. (1975)

(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the Telescopium Group. Members include NGC 6851, NGC 6861, NGC 6861D, NGC 6868, NGC 6870, NGC 6875, NGC 6878, NGC 6890, NGC 6893, NGC 6902, NGC 6909 & ESO 285- G 7.

Sandage, A. et al. (1975) Galaxies and the Universe

G. de Vaucouleurs ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 14 - Nearby Groups of Galaxies) notes that the five brightest members of the NGC 6861 Group are NGC 6868, NGC 6861, ESO 285- G 7, NGC 6902 & NGC 6893.

Fairall, A.P. (1979-1988)

Spectroscopic survey of southern compact and bright-nucleus galaxies V. ??,??

= Fairall 537 (ESO 234 G 06)

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy.

Shobbrook (1966)

Shobbrook (1966, Mon. Not. R. astr. Soc., Vol 131, p351-363) notes that this member of the Telescopium Cluster has V = 12.14, B-V = 1.06 and U-B = 0.6. It measures 0.75 by 0.4.

Photo index

by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p12.5.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f NNW of m8 * @ 80x. 140x: 1'.8x1'.2 in pa115 w/mod even concen to

vsm core and f *ar nuc. m14.5 * at edge on SE flank due S of center.

BS, 12Nov1993, LCO.

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