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PGC 72000 - 72499 ←PGC Objects: 72500 - 72999→ PGC 73000 - 73499
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PGC 72500

PGC 72509
(= PGC 196759 =PGC 169760 = "NGC 7754A")

A magnitude 15.5(?) galaxy (type (R)S0/a?) in
Aquarius (RA 23 49 06.4, Dec -16 34 46)
Near NGC 7754 (which see for image of the area). As a result, sometimes referred to as NGC 7754A.
Apparent size of 0.3 by 0.1 arcmins
LEDA S0/a; NED no type, 3K Vr 6958 km/sec
Classification based on appearance of PanSTARRS image (not yet posted)

PGC 72511 (=
NGC 7754)

PGC 72512 (=
NGC 7760)

PGC 72565 (=
NGC 7763)

PGC 72568 (= ESO 606-013)
A magniude 15(?) spiral galaxy (type SB(s)cd? pec) in
Aquarius (RA 23 50 19.1, Dec -17 45 58)
Note About The Object East Of The Galaxy: This galaxy was brought to my attention because in the blue DSS image of the region there is what appears to be a bar-shaped object to the east of the galaxy, and in high-contrast images (such as the first one shown below), a sort of cloudlike area to the south of the bar. However, that feature does not show up on the red plate of the region (which is why the colored version is so blue), and as the PanSTARRS image shows, does not show up in any other image of the region, as well. So it appears that the bar and cloud are some weird sort of plate defect (though as stated below, the PGC treated it as a separate galaxy). However, as noted in the NED, the object is real; it just isn't present in any image of the region save the blue DSS plate because it is a comet (Comet Lovas 1974c = C/1974 F1) that was in that part of the sky whn the blue plate was taken, but not when any other image of the area was taken.
PGC Designation Note: In the original PGC it was presumed that the 'bar' to the east of PGC 72568 was a "companion" galaxy, so it actually has a separate designation of its own, PGC 72569, and any search of the LEDA database for either PGC designation brings up both of them, as though they are a single object. However, as pointed out above, that object was actually a comet that just happened to be passing through the region.
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity relative to the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation of 3975 km/sec (and H0 = 70 km/sec/Mpc), PGC 72568 is about 185 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of about 0.55 by 0.35 arcmin (from the images below), the galaxy is about 30 thousand light years across.
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 72568, also showing the comet that happened to be to its east at the time the blue DSS plate was exposed
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on PGC 72568, showing the comet that was passing by
Below, a 0.75 arcmin wide PanSTARRS image of the galaxy, not showing the comet
PanSTARRS image of spiral galaxy PGC 72568

PGC 72569 (Comet Lovas 1974c = C/1974 F1)
PGC 72568 for anything more

PGC 72596 (=
NGC 7765)

PGC 72597 (=
NGC 7764)

PGC 72600
(= CGCG 477-016= MCG +04-56-014)

A magnitude 14(?) spiral galaxy (type (R)SABc? pec) in
Canis Major (RA 23 50 47.5, Dec +27 17 16)
Based on recessional velocity of 7995 km/sec, about 360 million light years away. Given that and apparent size of 0.5 by 0.5 arcmins, about 50 thousand light years in diameter.
DSS image of spiral galaxy PGC 72600
Above, a DSS image of PGC 72600
Below, an approximately 15 arcmin wide DSS image centered on PGC 72600
Also shown are numerous other PGC objects
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 72600

PGC 72601 (=
NGC 7767)

PGC 72602
A magnitude 18.8 galaxy (type S? QSO) in
Pegasus (RA 23 50 57.9, Dec -00 52 10)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.2 arcmins; 3K Vr 905268 km/sec, z 3.019647163, quasar; 5330 - 5335 million light-years, t = 11655 million years ago
Below, a 3 arcmin wide DSS image of the galaxy
DSS image of quasar/spiral galaxy PGC 72602

PGC 72605 (=
NGC 7768)

PGC 72611 (=
NGC 7766)

PGC 72615 (=
NGC 7769)

PGC 72635 (=
NGC 7770)

PGC 72638 (=
NGC 7771)

PGC 72641 (=
NGC 7761)

PGC 72675
(= PGC 197085 = ESO 149-003)

A magnitude 14.5(?) spiral galaxy (type SABdm?) in
Phoenix (RA 23 52 02.9, Dec -52 34 38)
Note About Classification: The Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies classification is Im: sp. The "sp" at the end stands for "spindle", and means that the galaxy is nearly "edge-on". It also means that the classification is not as accurate as it would be if we could see the galaxy "face-on". The colon after the "m" indicates that because it is hard to determine the classification, the "m" is uncertain. I have looked at the Spitzer images and they do not show the elongated disk to the northwest and southeast of the main galaxy that is visible in the image below (such extensions are harder to see in infrared images than in visible-light images). Given that visible-light extension, why LEDA and NED list this as a barred irregular galaxy is beyond my knowledge; the "type" shown in the description line is my educated guess based on the other classifications and the image below.
3.3 x 0.35 arcmin from image below
DSS image of region near irregular galaxy PGC 72675
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on PGC 72675

PGC 72679 (=
NGC 7774)

PGC 72681 (=
NGC 7773)

PGC 72696 (=
NGC 7775)

PGC 72700

PGC 72744 (=
NGC 7777)

PGC 72756 (=
NGC 7778)

PGC 72770 (=
NGC 7779)

PGC 72775 (=
NGC 7780)

PGC 72785 (=
NGC 7781)

PGC 72788 (=
NGC 7782)

PGC 72800

PGC 72803 (=
NGC 7783)

PGC 72812 (=
NGC 7776)

PGC 72862 (=
NGC 7784)

PGC 72867 (=
NGC 7785)

PGC 72870 (=
NGC 7786)

PGC 72900

PGC 72930 (=
NGC 7787)

PGC 72957
(= ESO 012-010)

A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type SAB(s)d) in
Octans (RA 23 56 28.8, Dec -81 34 03)
Note About Classification: The type is taken from the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies.
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 72957Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on PGC 72957
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