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RA: 15h 54m 13.74s
Dec: +14° 36′ 6.9″
Ch: MSA:715, U2:200, SA:15
Type: galaxy, SBa
Mag: B=13.1, V=?
Size: 2.238′ x 1.737′
Synonyms: H II-657
Discovered in 1787 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "F, iF, bM, 1.5' diameter, between 2 bright stars."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SB,DIFOVAL,SMBM,KNY.
Buta & Corwin (1986, Ap.J.Supp 62, p255-281) lists NGC 6012 as a member of the Hercules Supercluster (CGCG Field 108).
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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