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IC 1179 is almost certainly = NGC 6050. Together, the two objects are just visible in the 30-inch at McDonald. I found it impossible to separate them, even knowing that both existed. So, I think it is unlikely that Swift could have seen these as separate objects.
Buta & Corwin (1986, Ap.J.Supp 62, p255-281) lists IC 1179 and NGC 6050 as members of the Hercules Supercluster (CGCG Field 108). NGC 6050C is also listed as being a member.
Corwin (1971, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, Vol 83) gives the dimensions of IC 1179 as 36x20 arcseconds and notes that NGC 6050 is 20 arcseconds north-following. NGC 6050 is listed as being 41x20 arcseconds, with a note that IC 1179 is 20 arcseconds south-preceding.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads 2S,CONT,KNDIF,STENUC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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