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Catalogue and alternative designations Ara galaxy group


Type Galaxies 
Position 16 52 08, -59 05 25
Constellation Ara
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a LRGB image with Luminance = 140 minutes, Red = 100 minutes, Green = blue =80 minutes. Luminance was unbinned and the colours binned 2x2
Description This is a nice little galaxy group in Ara, a mainly milky way constellation where you wouldn't expect to see too many galaxies. NGC 6221 at the lower right is the brightest (magnitude 10.1) with the slightly smaller NGC 6215 at the top left. You also have NGC 6215A to the left and ESO 138-1 at the top right. A galaxy cataloged in Megastar as MAC 1652-5840 is to the upper left of NGC 6215A.