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NGC 6050

NGC 6050

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A pair of galaxies: north-eastern component is NGC 6050A = IC 1179A = LEDA 57058 while the south-western one is NGC 6050B = IC 1179B = LEDA 57053.

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

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.

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Buta & Corwin (1986)

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)

IC 1179:

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.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads 2S,CONT,KNDIF,STENUC.

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