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RA: 16h 05m 37.88s
Dec: +08° 05′ 46″
Ch: MSA:1278, U2:200, SA:15
Ref: NGC/IC, Corwin (2004)
Type: star (single)
Mag: B=?, V=?
NGC 6049 = SAO 121361. JH's description reads, "A * 7m which I am strongly incline [sic] to think has a nebulous atmosphere about 2 arcmin in diameter." There is no trace of nebulosity on modern photographs, and the star has a normal A2 spectrum. It is a spectroscopic binary, but that would not have been a factor in JH's observation.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a nonexistent object. Their coded description reads NF DC.
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