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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 6868 and NGC 6870


Type Galaxies 
Position  20 09 54, -48 22 48
Constellation Telescopium
Camera and Telescope STXL11002 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB =260:220:200:200 with Baader filters
Description NGC 6868 at the centre is the brightest of a small cluster of galaxies in Telescopium.  It is an E2 elliptical of size 3.6' x 2.8' and magnitude 10.6. Below it and slightly to the left is the spiral NGC 6870 at magnitude 13.2.