Aug 18/19, 1979
103aO + GG385
This exquisite spiral is of small angular
diameter, D_25_ = 1.6'; its redshift is large, at
v_o = 5791 km/s. It is in a field of several other
galaxies of similar angular diameter, which may
form a physical group. NGC 6878A (RSabII) is
at a separation of 10.3' toward the north (the
declination in the RC2 is incorrect) at a
projected linear separation of 347 kpc. An
anonymous high-surface-brightness closer
candidate companion (unknown redshift) at a
separation of 6.7' has a projected linear separation
of 226 kpc. Many other galaxies of similar
angular size over a wider but still nearby field
are seen on the Palomar Schmidt survey prints.
However, this field is in the neighborhood
Telescopium Group, whose mean redshift
simply be in the background.
The spiral pattern is prototypical ScI; two
principal arms start at the edge of a smooth,
central high-surface-brightness inner disk.
Small overexposed center, (r'): 0.5 x 0.5, a few faint knots on pretty
=ESO 284- G 31
Well defined arms with high degree of symmetry
about a small central lens and small nucleus.
Very high redshift of V_H = +5,850 km/sec.
NGC 6878A at 18 arcmin south-preceding.
Non-interacting pair with anonymous SAO- at 6.8 arcmin
Bright, diffuse nucleus. 2 regular arms. Similar to M81.
There are several other galaxies in field.
Non-interacting pair with an anonymous SA0- (0.6 arcmin x 0.2 arcmin) at