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NGC 6947

NGC 6947, AM 2038-323, ESO 401-3, LEDA 65193, MCG-05-48-028, SGC 203809-3240.0, h 3839, GC 4595

RA: 20h 41m 15.03s
Dec: −32° 29′ 8.8″

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

Ref: SIMBAD

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Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 1.548′ x 0.87′
PA: 51°

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 "vF, L, R, gbM, on a faintly stippled ground."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 15 (1915)

Not found visually (twice)

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SC,STELNUC,DIFPERIPH.

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Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p1.23.

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