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NGC 6880

NGC 6880, AM 2014-710, ESO 73-37, LEDA 64479, SGC 201416-7101.0, h 3820, GC 4556

RA: 20h 19m 29.7s
Dec: −70° 51′ 36″

Con: Pavo
Ch: MSA:1529, U2:457, SA:26


(reference key)

Type: galaxy, S0

Mag: B=14.39, V=13.35

Size: 1.949′ x 1.318′
PA: ?

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 "pF, S, R, resolvable, 15 arcseconds, the last of four." On a second occassion he called it "eF, vS, has a vS star close to it." The four object mentioned are NGC 6872, NGC 6876, NGC 6877 & NGC 6880.

Published comments

de Vaucouleurs, G. (1956)

De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm); List II, p 68-73.

Bergwall et.al. (1978)

Bergwall et.al. (1978(Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 33, 243-255) gives this galaxy's B-magnitude in the Johnson system as 14.6. They remark that NGC 6880, ESO 073-IG 37, is "Associated (?) with ESO 073-IG 32 [NGC 6872], ESO 073-IG 33 [IC 4970], ESO 073-IG 35 [NGC 6876], ESO 073-IG 36 [NGC 6877] and ESO 073-IG 38 [IC 4981]. Vo = 3782 kms-1."

Sandage (1975)

Sandage (1975(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the Pavo Group. Members include NGC 6872, NGC 6876, NGC 6877, NGC 6880, IC 4960, IC 4967 & IC 4970. NGC 6782 & IC 4970 are background members.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a galaxy.

Modern observations

Brian Skiff

SGC: * 0'.4 NW.

15cm - Emost of -72 grp. also has m13 * at edge NW side. circ, 30" diam, not

much concen but has *ar nuc. BS, 8Nov1993, LCO.

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