DSS image of NGC6978
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC6978, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC6978
Overlaid DSS image of NGC6978, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right
2MASX J20523547-0542399, HCG 088A, MCG -01-53-017, PGC 065631

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  13.3
Size  1.77' x 0.65' @ 125°
RA (2000)  20h 52' 35.5"
Dec (2000)  5° 42' 40" S
Constellation  Aquarius
Description  vF

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
28 Aug 2011 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

Small, faint, stellar core, 1' x 0.5' diameter northwest-southeast, NGC6977 is 2.5' southwest, member of HCG 88
Other Data Sources for NGC6978
Nearby objects for NGC6978
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.