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NGC 6951

NGC 6951, NGC 6952, LEDA 65086, MCG+11-25-002, UGC 11604

RA: 20h 37m 14.41s
Dec: +66° 06′ 19.7″

Con: Cepheus
Ch: MSA:1062, U2:32, SA:3


(reference key)

Type: galaxy (Seyfert 2), SBb/Sc

Mag: B=12.3, V=?

Size: 3.467′ x 2.63′
PA: 170°

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

NGC 6951 = NGC 6952, which see.

Published comments

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,BM,ODIFARMS,BBAR.

Sandage, A. (1961) The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies

This galaxy appears on page 46 of "The Hubble Atlas of Galaxies" by Allan Sandage (1961, Washington, DC).

Photo index

Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Burnhams V1 p618, Hubble Atl.of Gal. (Sandage 1961) p46.

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Tom Lorenzin, in the e-version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.3M; 3.5'x 2.5' extent; soft and oblong; bright (13M) stellar nucleus; 10.5M star 2.5' E of core; see photos at BCH-I-618 and HAG-46."

Brian Skiff

15cm - mod f and vsm @ 80x. 140x: 15" diam w/strong even concen to *ar nuc.

occas se sub*ar spot N side and close on S (btwn gx and m14 * S). BS,

12Nov1993, LCO.

Brian Skiff

Lick: pa~100.

15cm - mod br but modlosfcbr @ 80x. m12.5 * off E side and another W of center.

140x: difficult to sort out what's happening. m12.5 * is def outside gx, but halo seems to extend W a long ways asymmetrically from center. wk concen except at sm ~circ core, which has sub*ar center and m14 *(?) on its W side. another knot occas glimpsed WSW nr edge. halo oval, 2'x1'.2, elong roughly E-W. mod *ry fld. BS, 8Sep1991, Anderson Mesa.

25cm - elong pa70. on E is m13 *. oval, sm elong core. averted vis shows f halo 1'.25x0'.75. fairly f.

30cm - found 1'.2 W of m13 *. elong pa110. bright m13.5 nuc fades rapidly to f halo, 1'.5x0'.9. vsl brtr core. not well concen.

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