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NGC 6925

NGC 6925, IC 5015, ESO 463-4, LEDA 64980, MCG-05-48-022, SGC 203114-3209.2, h 3834, GC 4581

RA: 20h 34m 20.7s
Dec: −31° 58′ 52″

Con: Microscopium
Ch: MSA:1408, U2:381, SA:23

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, Sbc

Mag: B=12.1, V=11.3

Size: 4.365′ x 1.174′
PA: 5°

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History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6925 may also be IC 5015, which see.

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 "B, mE, pslbM, 2.5' long, 40 arcseconds broad." On a second occassion he called it "pB, pmE, psbM, 80 arcseconds long, 20 arcseconds broad." His third observation was recorded as "B, L, mE in pos 6 degrees, psmbM, 3' long."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 9 (1912)

F, 3'x1', spiral.

Knox Shaw, H. (1915)

Knox Shaw, H. (1915) Note on the nebulae and star clusters shown on the Franklin-Adams plates. M.N.R.A.S., 76(2), 105-107.

Comments on papers by Harding (MNRAS, 74(8)), and Melotte (MemRAS 60(5)) describing objects foundon the Franklin-Adams plates; compares with plates taken with the Reynolds reflector (Helwan Obs Bull. 9-15):

NGC 6925 is an elongated spiral. [previously included in Class II-Spindle-shaped Nebulae]

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

(Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,EL,BM,TIWDIFARMS.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 0, much brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at 135X."

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f & lg elong gx @ 80x. 140x: 2'.5x1' in pa5. mod even concen to

ill-defined 35" nrly circ core that has *ry texture. S end of spindle

less br than N end. BS, 15Nov1993, LCO.

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