Ellipticity and position angle are nearly constant; its isophotes
tend to be boxy.
Aug 17/18, 1979
103aO + GG385
NGC 7796 is an isolated prototype E1 galaxy. There are no
globular clusters in the envelope brighter than B = 23, as expected
because the redshift of v_o = 3263 km/s gives a distance modulus of
m-M = 34.0 mag (H = 50), consistent with the absence of globular
clusters brighter than M_B_ = -11. Brightest globular clusters, which
normally reach M_B_ = -9, should become visible only at magnitude
fainter than B = 25, which is well below the present plate limit.
Overexposed center (with lens?), possible SA0-. Several companions near.
IAmV 6.5 north-preceding.
Small, very bright nucleus.