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RA: 15h 47m 46s
Dec: +28° 38′ 29.5″
Con: Corona Borealis
Ch: MSA:645, U2:113, SA:7
Type: galaxy pair, Sc
Mag: B=14.4, V=?
Size: 1.258′ x 1.258′
NGC 6001. See NGC 6002.
Synonyms: H III-371
Discovered in 1785 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, S, R, verified with 240 power easily."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 14.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,R,BM,DKLNS.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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