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RA: 16h 05m 31.34s
Dec: +17° 57′ 49.7″
Ch: MSA:1230, U2:155, SA:15
Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin
Type: galaxy (in cluster), SBa
Mag: B=15.5, V=?
Size: 0.933′ x 0.524′
NGC 6056 = IC 1176, which see.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 15.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,HISB,2COM S.
Buta & Corwin (1986, Ap.J.Supp 62, p255-281) lists NGC 6056 as a member of the Hercules Supercluster (CGCG Field 108).
Corwin (1971, Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, Vol 83) gives the dimensions as 16x10 arcseconds. He notes: "The RNGC lists NGC 6056 as the north following of two small galaxies south-preceding NGC 6056. This identification is improbable as both objects are much fainter than NGC 6056."
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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