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NGC 6944 (16,341 of 18,816)


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NGC 6944

NGC 6944, LEDA 65117, MCG+01-52-017, GC 5967

RA: 20h 38m 23.86s
Dec: +06° 59′ 47.2″

Con: Delphinus
Ch: MSA:1265, U2:209, SA:16


(reference key)

Type: galaxy

Mag: B=14.6, V=?

Size: 1.122′ x 0.794′
PA: 56°

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,B*2'N.

Modern observations

[amastro] Bill Ferris

Date: 10/04/1999

Loc.: Anderson Mesa, Flagstaff AZ

Weather: Clear, calm, temps in mid 30's

Scope: 10-inch, f/4.5 equatorial mount Newtonian

Eyepiece (Mag.): 18 mm SWA w/ 3x TeleVue Barlow (190x)

8.8 mm UWA (129x)

The last stop in Delphinus was to see NGC 6944. It's a 13.8 magnitude galaxy

1.5 degrees southeast of NGC 6934. My sketch records it as a 20" diameter

nebulosity with a group of four 8th and 10th magnitude stars sits immediately

to the North.

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Very faint, small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165 at 150X. There are three levels of brightness, with the center the brightest."

Brian Skiff

POSS: 4' N is f dbl *.

15cm - nope. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

- vis @ 80x, but too f for decent views @ 140x. lies sl E of br * N --->

RNGC pos error on U2000. BS, 22Jun1990, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - 190x, seeing poor. f gx, difficult to discern details: perhaps 30" diam.

brtr cen, occas *ar nuc. 3'-4' N is neb spot. comp gx suspected 4' N,

but not conclusive sight of -44A. BS, 6Jun1981, Slate Mtn.

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