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RA: 16h 05m 39.649s
Dec: +18° 09′ 50.9″
Ch: MSA:1230, U2:155, SA:15
Ref: Corwin (2004), SIMBAD
Type: galaxy (in cluster), E
Mag: B=15.7, V=?
Size: 0.645′ x 0.549′
NGC 6053 = NGC 6057, which see.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads ALMSTEL,RIINGALAXIES.
Corwin (1971, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, Vol 83) notes that this object, in reality a star, is the same as IC 1180. He notes: "NGC 6053 = IC 1180 = a star. there are five catalogued objects in this area, but only two bright galaxies, 6055 and 6957. The RNGC identifies NGC 6053 with the small galaxy about 6' south of NGC 6057; this is improbable as the NGC place is over 6' north-preceding the RNGC object."
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