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RA: 15h 55m 26.52s
Dec: +78° 59′ 48.5″
Con: Ursa Minor
Ch: MSA:523, U2:11, SA:2
Type: galaxy (in pair), SB
Mag: B=13.66, V=13.01
Size: 1.258′ x 0.954′
Synonyms: H III-973
Discovered in 1801 by William Herschel with an 18.7-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He called it "vF, S, lE in meridian, resolvable."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,SM,UHISB,DKPCHNRCT.
Van den Bergh (1961, Astronomical Journal, Vol 66, p566) notes that this galaxy forms a pure pair with NGC 6068A 2.0 arcminutes away.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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