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RA: 23h 50m 58.62s
Dec: +27° 08′ 49.3″
Ch: MSA:1161, U2:125, SA:9
Type: galaxy (in cluster), E
Mag: B=14, V=14.23
Size: 1.412′ x 1.023′
NGC 7768 is the brightest of a group of galaxies found by Lord Rosse. His diagram makes clear the identities of the objects he saw. Others in the group are NGC 7765, NGC 7766, and NGC 7767 (which see). Bigourdan's two "novae" here (IC 1511 and I1512, which see) are stars.
A supernova erupted in this galaxy in 1968 (17.9p)
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads E,R,BM,*PR NUC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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